Honey shulyky

Shulyky – is a traditional Ukrainian delicacy which is usually cooked on one of the most important of the three Saviour (Spas) days Savior of the Honey Feast Day. Once you make these wheat cookies with honey and poppy seeds, you’ll love them.

These cookies are a special treat in Ukraine. First, a whole large cake is baked, and then it is broken into pieces, hence the dessert’s name.

There is even a mention of these cookies in Eneida by Kotliarevsky


  • 2 glasses of flour
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tbsp dairy butter
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Sweet sauce

  • 3 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1/4 glass of water


Pour poppy seeds with boiling water twice. And leave them for 15-20 minutes. Then pour out water and dry the poppy seeds.

Grate the egg with honey. Add flour, milk, dairy butter and baking powder. Mix the ingredients and knead tight dough. Roll the dough and put in a baking mold. Bake “shulyky” at 200°C until crisp.

Sweet sauce

Pound the poppy seeds with a pestle, adding one tsp of water by one. Then combine the mixture with honey and water.

Break the finished cake into pieces of square form, put them on a plate, and pour sauce over them.

Let them soak for some time.

Serve the bakery with tea.

Enjo yyour meal!

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