Kutia is a traditional festive season wheat-berry pudding popular across Eastern Europe, particularly in the Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and Poland. It’s a Lenten dish, which means no eggs or dairy products are used in its ingredients.
In the Ukraine, kutia is a prepared food that’s incorporated into various Christmas Eve rituals performed throughout the night, and is also traditionally the first of 12 dishes typically served that must be tasted by everyone present. The head of the household uses kutia to foresee the upcoming harvest and announce if it will be plentiful or not. Then they will proceed to bargain with nature, imploring for pleasant weather to ensure a successful crop.
Whether you eat kutia during the holidays, or just because it’s a wholesome dish packed full of micronutrients and macronutrients, you’ll be bartering with your budtender for a good deal on BC Sweet Tooth to pair with it.
And who doesn’t love the stress-busting BC Sweet Tooth? This 90 percent indica, 10 percent sativa slays all debilitating body pain or muscle spasms in one fell swoop. It also quells the ever-so-miserable beast of insomnia that plagues many anxious, stressed people, allowing for a peaceful and restful night’s sleep.
This strain is enormously popular in the cannabis community as it’s one of the most honeyed out there to satisfy any sweet-tooth craving. Indeed, the candied citrus and syrupy notes are a match made in heaven for the ingredients in this kutia recipe. But the power of BC Sweet Tooth is not to be sniffed at, as it will lay you out with an intense euphoria and couch lock that will last longer than you could ever expect.
Anticipate you’ll become fully focused on your own thoughts in a deep, meditative state while your body remains in a fix of medical-grade narcotic contentment. You will absolutely go into the spiritual ether while staring at those Christmas lights, before coming back down to earth and being properly grounded. But rest assured, any pain you’re experiencing will be soothed away.
BC Sweet Tooth is not recommended for use during the day, unless you’re weathering a cold and have nowhere to go and no responsibilities to attend to. It’s best saved for nightfall, and desserts seem to be the perfect vessel for this outstanding strain.
Ingredients You Will Need:
- 4 ½ cups almond milk
- 1 ½ cup hard white winter wheat berries
- 1 cup chopped dried apricots
- 2/3 cup toasted slivered almonds
- 1/2 cup local organic honey
- 1/2 cup golden raisins
- 1/4 cup BC Sweet Tooth coconut oil
- 1/4 cup poppy seeds
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Step 1: In a fine mesh strainer, rinse the white winter wheat berries in cold water and then add to a large bowl. Add warm water to about 2 inches above the berries, then cover with saran wrap and soak overnight.
Step 2: The next morning, drain the wheat berries and add to a large saucepan. Add the almond milk and bring the mixture to a boil. After a few minutes of boiling, reduce the heat to the lowest setting and cover with a lid. Simmer the wheat-berry mixture for 4 hours, until tender. Be sure to stir every 30 minutes to prevent the berries from clumping. Add more almond milk if required, as you want the wheat berries to remain waterlogged.
Step 3: After 4 hours, drain the almond milk from the berries into a measuring cup. Discard all but 1 cup of the milk. Add the wheat berries and cooked milk to a large mixing bowl.
Step 4: Add the apricots, almonds, honey, raisins, poppy seeds, chia seeds, vanilla extract and sea salt. Stir to combine fully and add to a casserole dish. Bake for 25–30 minutes at 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 5: Remove the dish from the oven and let it rest for 20 minutes. Serve warm in a bowl drizzled with local honey.
Yield: 8 Servings
Dosage: Make your cannabis coconut oil with 2 grams of BC Sweet Tooth per 1/4 cup. The strain should test around 13 percent THC. This will yield a dosage of 32.5 mg per serving.
Alternative Strain Suggestion
Strains that boast candied sugar or sweet citrus terpene profiles are best to use in place of BC Sweet Tooth. The following would be ideal if you didn’t have access to this strain:
- Cinderella 99: Fruity and sativa-dominant hybrid that’s great for relieving inflammation and eye pressure.
- Kandy Kush: An evenly balanced indica-sativa hybrid that’s a gret tool in combating anxiety.
- Candy: Sweet-smelling and indica dominant, this one will stimulating your appetite.
- Sugar Candy: Smelling of citrus but tasting of cookies, slightly sativa-leaning Sugar Candy will give you a cerebral high.
If you can’t find these strains, don’t panic, just follow your nose and taste buds to find strains that would complement the dish. When choosing another strain, keep in mind that the THC percentage will be different, therefore dose accordingly.