Christmas is all about traditions whether they are old ones, new ones or ones you just want to connect with after finding out something new about your family. All sorts of things can get you thinking about the types of traditions you want to start and continue with your family – or maybe each year one of your biggest traditions is to try something totally new as a family. Whatever it might be us here at Modern Mama wanted to take the time highlight some traditional Christmas recipes from all over the world. This week we hope these great Ukrainian Christmas recipes inspire you to create some kitchen magic this holiday season!
Ukrainian Poppy Seed Roll from Genius Kitchen
Now I never use poppy seeds and this recipe got me thinking that I should start and play around with this fun little seed. This bread sounds simple to put together and one loaf would be more than plenty to share at a table whether you are hosting or are looking to bring the host something to share with everyone. These fun recipes are great if you are looking for holiday potluck ideas to share with everyone, you could even put a few of these together for lots of great holiday activities: gift baskets of edible goodies, church functions, potluck parties, donation ideas, school fundraisers.
Traditional Ukrainian Christmas Kolach from Ukrainian Classic Kitchen
Another great bread for sharing this one is a little more detail focused than our last poppy seed option. This one will take a little time and love and would be a beautiful centerpiece everyone can admire and eat. This beautifully braided bread looks hard but they do a great job at explaining how to pull it off and as long as you follow and take your time it will go great.
Kutia from UCYMB.com
Kutia is basically a sweet wheat porridge made from a combination of different hearty grains. Super great for you, really unique and incredible delicious! This is always another unique idea to bring to any Christmas Dinners you might be invited to, not only is it good it is a great conversation piece.
Cinnamon Sugar Scuffles from Feisty, Frugal, Fabulous
If you are a fan of cinnamon rolls then you are going to love these bite size, shareable treats ideal for anything that the holidays have to throw at you. These are also a great idea to make with the kids as they are very approachable and if you double the recipe you can make more than enough to share with friends, family and even neighbors! After all the holidays are all about sharing with others and spreading that holiday cheer!
Ukrainian Cottage Cheese Buns with Creamy Dill Sauce (Perishke) from Claudia’s Cookbook
This is one recipe that you might end up wanting to make all year round once you try it as these are one of the most delicious buns I have ever had the pleasure of eating. I can’t even begin to tell you how much your family is going to love these – they will want you to make them daily I am telling you. Make them for yourself and see just how addictive these little beauties can be.