Kūčiukai

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Kūčiukai
Kuciukai.jpg
Kūčiukai not yet soaked in the poppy seed milk
Alternative names šližikai
Type Pastry
Place of origin Lithuania
Main ingredients Dough, leavening agent, poppy seeds
Cookbook:Kūčiukai  Kūčiukai

Kūčiukai (also šližikai) is a traditional Lithuanian dish served on Kūčios, the traditional Christmas Eve dinner in Lithuania. They are small slightly sweet pastries made from leavened dough and poppy seeds. There are variations in sweetness, and though usually served soaked in poppy seed milk, they are also eaten without it.