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If you have ever been to Podkarpacie region, you may have found “proziaki” among the regional dishes. They appear in regional restaurants and are a simple and tasty addition to many other ingredients. How to make “proziaki”? Well, very simple!
“Proziaki” has been on the list of traditional products of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship since 2006. You can meet them in the Beskids, Bieszczady Mountains and Roztocze. These are small breads that have almost 200 years of history. The oldest known recipes are over 150 years old, but “proziaki” are like bigos – there have been many variations over the years.
They owe their name to prose, the local term for baking soda, to which they owe their growth when frying.
What do you need?
- wheat flour – about 250 g
- kefir – half a cup (125 ml) – you can replace it with buttermilk
- baking soda – half a teaspoon
- a large pinch of salt
- a large pinch of sugar
How to make “proziaki”?
Preparing “proziaki” is very simple. From the given ingredients you will get about 10 proziaki with a diameter of about 9 cm. For kitchen equipment, you need a frying pan (preferably with a thicker bottom), a glass for cutting, a bowl or board to combine the ingredients and a rolling pin.
We start by combining all the ingredients. You can use a food processor with a dough hook to knead the dough, but I warn you that it is quite dense and not everyone can handle it. After kneading the dough, roll it out and cut out slices from it. In the meantime, heat a frying pan (without fat) and place the ready-made circles on them. In the past, proziaki was made on a baking tray – these are even better! Watch to make sure they don’t burn. Fry on both sides. They will grow slightly during this process. Ready!
What to eat with?
The most classic version is the one with butter or cream. I like it with garlic butter, especially when the “proziaki” are still warm. However, modern cuisine has been able to adapt “proziaki” to many interesting ingredients. Look how the Kielce restaurant – Proziakarnia – dealt with them. All kinds of spreads, hummus, cheese, chutneys and even curry will be suitable for them. You are limited by your imagination.
In addition to the savory versions, you can also eat “proziaki” in a sweet version. Cottage cheese, fruit, Nutella or honey are also good choices. The neutral taste of “Proziaki” makes it have many uses.