Poppy-Seed Milk

Here's a recipe for a traditional Lithuanian Christmas/solstice drink my partner clipped from a newspaper. I have a thing for poppy-seeds, so this sounds awesome!

Source: 

Adolphe V. Bernotas

Ingredients / Directions: 

Here's the basic recipe:

  • steep 2 c of poppy-seeds in 3 c of boiling water for 10 minutes
  • blend the above mixture (in a blender) at a high speed till smooth (3-4 min)
  • let cool for 5 min
  • strain into a clean bowl using several layers of cheese cloth (do it 1/2 c at a time and squeezed milk through by wringing)
  • whisk in 2 Tbsp sugar and 1 tsp almond extract (I would use maple syrup or honey and a pinch of salt)
  • chill then serve

(2 one-cup servings)

* if making this raw, soak poppy-seeds in room temperature water for 3-6 hours instead of using boiling water