The perfect Christmas pudding
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I have at last posted the recipe for kutya of wheat. But then I found out many little things about which I was unknown. I came out much better than it was before. Here and post another version of the excellent Christmas Kuti. Bright night!
Ingredients for The perfect Christmas pudding
- Wheat - 200 g
- Mac - 100 g
- Honey - 2 tbsp
- Sugar - 2 tbsp
- Raisins - 100 g
- Cherry - 100 g
- Nuts - 100 g
- Salt - 10 g
Step by step instruction of cooking The perfect Christmas pudding
Before cooking wash the wheat thoroughly, because during the collection, processing and transport to the grain enters the debris and the remains of bran. It is best to pour the cold water on three fingers, well rubbed with the hands, then remove with a spoon all that surfaced. Then throws the wheat in a colander and wash under running cold water. In addition to removing debris, we when washing remove any excess starch and wheat in the pudding is guaranteed to come loose.
Cook the wheat needed in a saucepan with a thick bottom. So the wheat is evenly heated and will not burn. The proportion of water and wheat 2:1, i.e. 200 g of wheat – 2 cups (200 ml) of water.
Pour the wheat with cold water and put on fire. Cover with a lid, bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low and cook for 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. 20 minutes after boiling, add salt and add 1 tsp of sugar. Ready wheat recline in a colander, lightly and leave to cool.
And now I surprise many again. Most Mac to corner zaparivayut boiling water. I also used to do that. But the right pre-boil. This technique gives the opportunity to get poppy more milk to make Kuti tenderness. Pour Mac a glass of water, bring to the boil and cook for 30 minutes on low heat.
After 30 minutes the Mac steamed, swell, become darker. Throws it in a colander and leave to fully drain the water.
Now the Mac will need a grind. To Mac is not bitter it is necessary to add sugar. 2 tbsp per 100 g of dry poppy. Grind the poppy seeds with sugar can be used in three different ways: traditionally in the nut (the pestle), twice through a hand grinder (electric is not suitable, because it works very fast and poppy seeds it will all slip) or blender. I chose blender. All the same, 21 in the yard :)
Nuts need to be heated up in the pan. So they will be more fragrant.
Calcined nuts cleaned from the husk and grind without fanaticism.
Soak the raisins in hot water and leave for 7-10 minutes. Then the water is drained and dry raisins on paper napkins.
Cherry I managed to find only bones. I prepared it the same with raisins (soaking for 7 minutes in hot water), but then had some trouble with the removal of the bones.
Everything is ready, you can assemble the pudding! Combine wheat, nuts, raisins, cherries and poppy seeds. All mix well and pour the honey water. Leave to infuse. Bon appetit!