Recipe by Vesna
"This simple, hearty dessert of cooked, ground wheat fortified with ground nuts and sugar is central to Serbian culture. It symbolizes life and death, harvest and renewal, and is presented at certain special occasions: Slava (the family's saint day), Christmas, and memorial services. Serve by the heaping tablespoon in very small, decorative bowls, like custard cups, topped with a dollop of whipped cream."
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water, or as needed
whole wheat berries
3 1/2 cups
blanched slivered almonds
cold heavy whipping cream
I tried this one as part of a challenge, and glad that I did! I used Farro that I got from the missing ingredient site here in Canada, and followed the steps pretty much to the letter... but did add a teaspoon of cinnamon to the sugar in the final step. This has a very nice taste, and you only need to serve a small amount as it is very rich. The whip cream balances the flavors, and the almonds add a nice texture. Fresh raspberries added anther dimension and some color to the presentation.
This recipe is great! Everyone thought that my mother-in-law made it at our Slava. My daughter loves it... It's a dessert that I don't feel bad giving her.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Zito (Zhito/Koljivo) - Serbian Wheat Pudding
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 98
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