Unusual meal, or what to cook for a wake
Since ancient times, a ritual has come to us, whichwe commemorate the deceased: after the funeral of a relative or a close person, a funeral is held, which is a collective meal in the house of the deceased. But what to cook for a wake, what dishes are on the menu on this difficult day? Let us dwell on this question.
Kolivo or kutya
Perhaps, this is the first dish on the memorial table. It is a porridge of grains of wheat, barley or rice, which is filled with raisins and honey and is consecrated at the funeral service. The corn is a symbol of the Resurrection, and raisins and honey mean the sweetness of bliss in the Kingdom of Heaven. I must say that it is necessary to prepare for a wake.
How to cook kutya
Wheat grain washed, soaked for sometime (can be overnight), after which they cook until ready. Then they are mixed with poppy seeds, honey and raisins, pre-washed, scalded and dried. In this case, honey is first diluted with water (1: 2). In this solution, and the grains are brewed. Note that it is possible to cook kutya for a wake and rice. It is cooked in the same way as wheat.
Pancakes are also a must fora memorial table. They are associated with the beginning of rebirth, with a new life. They are served with honey. It is interesting that before pancakes were prepared from buckwheat flour. This gave them a pleasant, sourish taste, and they turned out to be much more magnificent. I must say that you can cook pancakes for a wake today, both from buckwheat and from wheat flour, and can be made combined. Everything depends on the culinary person's personal preferences.
How to cook pancakes
Ingredients: four glasses of flour, four and a half glasses of milk, twenty grams of yeast, salt.
Half a glass of milk is poured into the dishes, in whichdilute yeast. Then add a half cup of milk and two glasses of flour. The dough is stirred and placed in a warm place, covered with a towel. When it increases in volume three times, add the remaining flour, salt, milk, again put in a warm place, stirring well. When the dough again comes up, it is baked pancakes in vegetable oil.
Kissel is eaten at a wake (the menu must beinclude such a dish) all guests. On the table served sweet fruit jelly or oats, sometimes with milk. They must be thick so that they can be cut with a knife.
Ingredients: two glasses of oatmeal flour, two tablespoons of honey, eight glasses of water, salt.
The flour is poured with warm water and mixed, thenleave for eight hours, in order for it to swell. Then it is filtered, salt and honey are added, boiled until thick. The hot dish is poured into shapes, and after cooling it is cut into portions.
Thus, we presented threethe main dishes at the wake. It must be said that the composition of the funeral menu largely depends on the traditions of the family, on its prosperity and the number of guests who usually come by themselves, since it is not customary to invite people to a wake. In any case, the dishes should be simple, but tasty.