White Barszcz Starter {Zakwas na Barszcz Biały}

If we want to be ready to cook white barszcz – barszcz biały this Easter, we better prep the starter now. White Barszcz is a flavorful, a bit sour soup cooked with smoked sausage and aromatic herbs, served with a hardboiled egg. Very popular amongst Poles but also a favorite to foreign pallets. This soup very soon became my husband’s favorite. 

The starter will keep in the fridge for several weeks. This takes about 15 minutes to make, and will be a base for our Easter soup. 

White Barszcz Starter {Zakwas na Barszcz Biały}

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of whole wheat four
  • 2 1/2 cups of boiled and cooled water
  • 5-6 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 6 bay leaves
  • 6-8 allspice
  • 6-9 pepper corns
  • 1 tbs of marjoram

Instructions

  1. Scold a glass container (I'm using a jar) and cool enough to handle.

  2. Mix water with flour until combined.

  3. Place all ingredients in your container and stir. Cover with kitchen towel or cheese cloth and let rest for 5 days.

  4. Stir daily. On day five cover and refrigerate until ready to cook.

Are you up for a challenge? It’s not so hard… be grave and Polish your Easter!! 🙂

 Smacznego!!

Anna

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