Proziaki – Polish Soda Bread

Proziaki – Polish Soda Bread can be a life saver once you run out of bread on Sunday. You can have fresh, crispy delicious bread in 40 minutes.

In the past, proziaki were commonly consumed in rural areas, where they were easy to prepare with readily available ingredients such as flour, kefir or buttermilk and baking soda. The primary purpose of proziaki was to satisfy hunger and provide a nutritious meal for the whole family.

Today, Proziaki are not so popular, but they are still valued in regional Polish cuisine for their simple preparation, crispy texture, and unique flavor. While there are many modern recipes for pancakes, proziaki remain a part of Polish culinary tradition, reminding us of the simplicity and authenticity of Polish countryside cuisine.

Do you want to know what other names of Proziaki are or why they are called this way? Continue reading to the end, to find out. There is also described a way to make Proziaki vegan.

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Proziaki - Polish Soda Bread served.
  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 1 cup kefir or buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt

In a bowl, mix the wheat flour with salt. Add kefir and baking soda and mix well until the ingredients combine and you get a smooth dough.

Preheat the oven to 200°C (about 390°F) and prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Sprinkle the countertop with flour and roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1 cm. Cut out circles from the dough using a glass. Place the circles on the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between them. Cover them with a cloth and let them rest for about 15-20 minutes to allow the baking soda to slightly rise.

Bake the Proziaki in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes until they become golden brown and crispy.

Once ready, remove the Proziaki from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet.

Serve the Proziaki – Polish Soda Bread warm or at room temperature as a side dish with meat, sauces, or as a standalone dish with your favorite toppings. It’s a bread, so enjoy it as you wish:)

Enjoy your meal! Smacznego!

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What are the other names for Proziaki?

Depending on the region of Poland Proziaki- Polish Soda Bread can be called: prozioki, prołozioki, prołzioki, prosioki,sodziaki, placki na sodzie, pałamycie, łosuchy.

What are the origins of the name: Proziaki?

The name “Proziaki” likely originates from the addition of baking soda (soda bicarbonate) used in their preparation. In the past baking soda was called “proza”.

How to make Proziaki vegan?

Replace kefir with plant-based milk, which you’ll sour with apple cider vinegar. After 15 minutes, the liquid will be ready to use.

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4 thoughts on “Proziaki – Polish Soda Bread”

  1. These are awsome recipes, I tryed two of them, a sour crout soup and a cabbage soup ,garlic beans
    They were incredable good, almost died, I ate so much thankyou for sharing, the recipes are incredable
    I’m going to try the bean soup next

  2. Cześć Alleksandrar,

    Is it possible to take this dough and bake it as one large round bread in a Le Creuset enameled cast iron dutch oven?

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