Making something special out of seemingly nothing



Today, I’m thrilled to share a rather mysterious breakfast recipe as part of my “5 People, 5 Breakfasts, 5 Countries” series. This is a recipe that I had certainly never heard of and, according to the Internet, is basically non-existent. However for Florek, that doesn’t make the dish any less important. Let me introduce you to Maczka – An egg and flour mash that is unlike any egg dish you’ve ever had before.

Maczka is a Polish breakfast item that Florek, who provided this intriguing item, suspects was born out of necessity in the poorer communities throughout Poland. It’s a dish that uses only a few staple ingredients in small quantities, but manages to stretch those ingredients into a hearty meal. To make Maczka, you simply blend together milk, flour, and an egg and then lightly scramble the ingredients together until they thicken. A small bit of salt and black pepper are the only seasonings needed for Macka, plus a slab of butter on top. Instead of a fork or spoon, slices of sourdough bread are then used to mop up the creamy creation.

For Florek, who currently lives in Warsaw, Poland, Maczka is a favorite comfort food. His grandfather first introduced him to Maczka during his childhood summers, where he would spend time in the mountains with his grandparents. Each morning, he woke up to a steaming cup of hot cocoa and a plate of creamy Maczka with bread. Not a bad way to start the day. However even with all of this nostalgia, Floreck wouldn’t necessarily call this a staple breakfast item in Poland. And the shocking lack of Google results for Maczka might confirm that. But even though Maczka isn’t an Internet sensation, it still deserves a place of honor in this breakfast series. 

Not only is Maczka silky and creamy, but it’s a simple recipe that relies on simple ingredients and is simple to make. It’s also a great breakfast option when you need to make a filling breakfast on a budget. Maczka is certainly a one of a kind egg dish and I can’t wait for you all to give it a try at home.  

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  • 1 egg
  • 250 ml milk
  • 45 g flour
  • salt to taste
  • pepper for topping
  • butter for pan and topping
  • sourdough bread for serving


  • Mix all of the ingredients together, using a hand blender, until they combine.
  • Then heat some butter in a pan and pour the mixture in.
  • You should stir it constantly, but not too vigorously. You want the lumps to form, but not to be too big. It's done when the consistency becomes thick and creamy. You should be able to drag Your spoon across the pan without the mixture flooding back in. If it's too thick, add milk, if too loose, add flour.
  • Plate it on a plate or in a shallow bowl and top with freshly cracked black pepper and a pat of butter. Eat immediately. You can use a spoon, but sourdough bread is recommended.
Course: Breakfast
Region: Europe
Diet: Vegetarian
Keyword: Comfort food


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