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Vegan Koliva- dessert and Orthodox church ritual food


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-wheat, one cup, 250 g (7,7 oz),
-water, 3-4 cups,
-raisins, 50 g (1,2 oz),
-walnuts, around 50 g (1,2 oz),
-some cinnamon, some lemon zest, 2 cloves, some lemon juice,
-you can put as much sugar as you want, or eat it without sugar like I do. If you have some money to spare you can also put malt sweetener instead of sugar.

Put raisins to soak in water and leave them like that for few hours. Put water in the pot, when it boils, add the wheat and turn down the burner to the lowest possible temperature. Cook until wheat soaks up all the water from the pot. Take a blender, put cooked wheat in it and blend it good, after that put the wheat in a plastic bowl, add the raisins (that you drained from rest of the water), cinnamon, some lemon zest, crush 2 cloves with a pestle and add them too, add sugar if you want and few drops of lemon juice. Put the koliva on a nice plate grind the walnuts and sprinkle them over the koliva. Save some whole nuts, cloves and raisins to decorate your koliva.

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