Proziaki – Polish soda bread
Numerous villages in the Podkarpackie Region prepare Proziaki which, are made on tile-based cookers heated by firewood.
Since proziaki (pro- zea – ke) are so popular in south-east Poland, they even made it to the list of Regional Products of the Podkarpackie Region.
You make them using wheat flour, eggs, sour cream, water, salt and baking soda. Prosiaki resemble English muffins and they are great for breakfast and may be served with sweet or savoury toppings.
How to make Proziaki – Polish soda bread:
- ½ kg flour
- 1-2 egg yolks
- 1 tablespoon spoon of sugar
- 2 cups of sour cream
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- Pour milk into a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients
- Mix it all with a fork or a whisk
- Work the dough until you are able to roll it out
- Take a rolling pin and roll the dough till it’s 1 cm or half an inch thick
- Use a glass or small jar to cut out circles
- Put the dough circles on a well-heated tile-based cooker or a pan with a little bit of oil
Vegan & Vegetarian tips: If you don’t use dairy and eggs in your kitchen, you can always use a plant-based milk with a spoon of apple vinegar. A great substitute for the egg would be the thick liquid you get from pouring half a glass of hot water over two tablespoons of flaxseed.