Christmas Sochivo

Sochivo is wheat Lenten kasha with dried berries and honey. It was served as a principal dish at Christmas Eve.

Sort wheat, wash and put in boiling water. Bring to a boil, drain and wash under cold water, bring to boil, cover tightly and put in the oven until soft. Then take out and cool down. Wash poppy seeds, scald, wash under cold water and ground until homogenous and white, add sugar or honey and a bit of salt. Combine with wheat. If sochivo is very dense, add some water. At the end add chopped walnuts.

400 g wheat.
100 g honey.
200 g poppy seeds.
200 g walnuts.
Salt to taste.