Alternative namesBrotzupa, wodzianka
Main ingredientsStale bread, fat (lard or butter), water

Wodzionka (Silesian: wodziōnka) or brotzupa is a Silesian bread soup made from stale bread, fat and water or milk.[1][2][3] Traditionally, wodzionka is prepared by soaking two- to three-day-old stale bread in water or broth and adding garlic, bay leaves, black pepper and other seasonings, fried bacon, and lard or butter. It was reportedly served in late autumn and winter, when cows had less milk.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Świtała-Trybek, Dorota (2015). "Tasty Events. On Culinary Events in the Silesian Voivodeship". Łódzkie Studia Etnograficzne. 54: 124–143. doi:10.12775/LSE.2015.54.08.
  2. ^ Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc. Staff (2007). Fodor's Poland. Fodor's Travel Publications. p. 94. ISBN 9781400017515. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  3. ^ Anna Dobrowolska (2007). The Auschwitz Photographer. Anna Dobrowolska. ISBN 9788393726196. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  4. ^ Wodzionka - Rural Tour