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Moczka – Polish Christmas Gingerbread Soup Recipe

Polish gingerbread soup Moczka.

A traditional Polish soup, moczka is made of gingerbread and apple juice with dried fruits. Easy to make in less than 15 minutes, it’s a must-have at Christmas Eve dinner!

What Is Moczka?

Polish gingerbread soup Moczka.

Ask someone else in any other part of Poland, and they won’t even have heard of moczka.

Moczka is a gingerbread soup from the Silesian region of Poland that is made every Christmas. It was traditionally made using gingerbread and dried fruit soaked in copious amounts of beer. The dried fruit and nuts used to vary a lot in different parts of Silesia.

Nowadays though, the beer has been replaced by apple juice or dried fruit kompot making it accessible to teetotallers too.

What Is Moczka Soup Made With?

Ingredients for the moczka soup on a red tablecloth.
All the ingredients for the moczka soup

Moczka gingerbread soup is made using gingerbread, apple juice or kompot, gingerbread spice, dried apricots and cranberries, raisins, walnuts, almond flakes, and cocoa or dark chocolate. You could also add honey or orange juice for more flavor.

How Is Moczka Soup Made?

Using gingerbread and dried fruit, Moczka soup can be made in just 15 minutes.

First, soak the gingerbread in water to soften it. Then cook the gingerbread with apple juice and allow it to boil.

Apple juice in a pot.
Apple juice ready!
Adding gingerbread to the apple juice.
Add the gingerbread to the apple juice
Cooking gingerbread in apple sauce.
Cook the gingerbread in the apple sauce

Once the gingerbread soup boils, add chocolate or cocoa, walnuts, almond flakes, and cook for some more time. While it’s cooking, chop the dried apricots and keep ready.

Adding chocolate and other ingredients to moczka soup.
Adding chocolate and other ingredients to moczka soup

Once the gingerbread soup has cooked, blend it using a hand blender till really smooth. If you don’t have a hand blender, you use a food processor or mixer. The last step is adding the dried fruits. It can be served warm or cold!

Using a hand blender for the moczka soup.
Blending the moczka soup
Polish gingerbread soup in a blue and white bowl.
Serve the moczka hot or cold!

Tips For Making The Tastiest Polish Christmas Gingerbread Soup 

  • Top with dried fruit before serving!
  • You can also top with melted butter before serving!
  • To make it tangy, you can add a bit of orange juice or lemon juice!
  • To make it sweeter, add a few spoons of honey.
  • You don’t have to make a smooth blend of the moczka. You can keep it coarse if you prefer!
  • Moczka tastes good hot or cold!

FAQs About Making Moczka Gingerbread Soup 

If I Make Moczka With Beer, Which Beer Should I Use? 

Use and good quality dark beer to make the Polish moczka soup. 

How To Pronounce Moczka? 

Moczka is pronounced moch kah

Is Moczka Really A Soup?

Moczka is a sweet soup. You can also call it an appetizer or a dessert.

What Is The Difference Between Moczka And Kutia?

While moczka is made of soaked gingerbread with dried fruit and nuts, kutia is made of cooked wheat with dried fruits, poppy seeds, and honey. Also moczka is thinner than kutia.

What Is The Difference Between Moczka And Siemieniotka?

Moczka is made of soaked gingerbread with dried fruit and nuts, but siemieniotka is made of ground millet groats, flax seed, and stock of carp fish. But both are popular on Christmas Eve!

Moczka – Polish Christmas Gingerbread Soup Recipe

Moczka - Polish Christmas Gingerbread Soup Recipe

Polish gingerbread soup Moczka.

A traditional Polish soup, moczka is made of gingerbread and apple juice with dried fruits. Easy to make in less than 15 minutes, it's a must-have at Christmas Eve dinner!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 7 oz (200g) of gingerbread
  • 4 cups of raw apple juice or kompot
  • 1 tbsp of gingerbread spice
  • 2.5 oz (70g) of dried apricots
  • 2.5 oz (70g) of raisins
  • 2.5 oz (70g) of crushed walnuts
  • 2.5 oz (70g) of almond flakes
  • 2.5 oz (70g) of dried cranberries
  • 2oz (50g) of dark chocolate or 2 tbsps of cocoa
  • 1-2 tbsps of honey (optionally)
  • lemon or orange juice (optionally)

Instructions

  1. If your gingerbread is hard, soak it in water first.
  2. Place the soft gingerbread in the pot and cover it with apple juice. Bring to boil.
  3. Add chocolate or cocoa, walnuts, almond flakes, and cook for a few minutes.
  4. In the meantime, chop dried apricots.
  5. Blend the soup to get the smooth consistency.
  6. Add all the dried fruits and mix. Serve warm or cold.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 396Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 200mgCarbohydrates: 79gFiber: 3gSugar: 57gProtein: 4g

These data are indicative and calculated by Nutritionix

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