Kūčiukai (also šližikai, prėskutė) is a traditional Lithuanian dish served on Kūčios, the traditional Christmas Eve dinner in Lithuania. They are small, slightly sweet pastries made from leavened dough and poppy seeds. There are variations in sweetness, and though usually served soaked in poppy seed milk, they are also eaten without it. Initially they were made as small loafs of bread served for the spirits - vėlės.
|Alternative names||šližikai, prėskutė|
|Place of origin||Lithuania|
|Main ingredients||Dough, leavening agent, poppy seeds|
- Juciūtė, Ilona (24 December 2016). "Kūčių stalui – spalvoti, bet visiškai natūralūs kūčiukai". moteris.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 7 June 2017.
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