Chrismas Eve poppy seed biscuits – Kūčiukai Recipe
Chrismas Eve poppy seed biscuits – Kūčiukai
Flavors of Lithuania
Total time: more than 2 hours

Prep. time: 45 minutes
Rising time: 2 hours (1+1) or 1H10 with dry yeast
Cooking time: 10-15 minutes 

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

These biscuits are baked for Christmas Eve supper, when they are served with poppy seed milk.

- 1/2 kilo / 1 lb flour
- 250 ml / 1 cup milk
- 4 Tbsp. vegetable oil
- 4 Tsp. fresh yeast (1)
- 2 Tbsp. poppy seeds
- 65 ml / 1/4 cup sugar
  1. Blend yeast with sugar and dissolve in warm milk.
  2. Add half of the flour to yeast and mix well.
  3. Dust top of batter with flour, let rise in warm spot for 1 hour.
  4. Beat dough, add remaining flour, oil and scalded poppy seed.
  5. Mix well and knead until dough is not sticky, about 30 minutes.
  6. Let rise in warm spot for another 1 hour.
  7. Preheat oven at 180°C / 350°F.
  8. Roll dough into 1cm/ 1/2 inch thick rolls and cut into same lengths.
  9. Place dough pieces on floured baking sheet and bake 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. 

Wait until they cool before eating.


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