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Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

The proja is a traditional flatbread from the Balkan region that is made from cornmeal. It is called proha in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Course: Bread
Cuisine: Balkan, Bosnian, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 people
Author: Laurie Liagre
  • cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sparkling water
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • Butter or margarine, for the mold
  1. Preheat the oven to 480 F (250 C).

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix all the ingredients with the flat beater and knead until obtaining a semi-liquid, homogeneous, lump-free dough.
  3. Pour the mixture into a 10-inch (24 cm) square baking dish previously greased with butter or margarine.

  4. Bake for 20 minutes at 480 F (250 C). Then, lower the oven temperature to 300 F (150 C), and bake for 10 additional minutes.

  5. After 30 minutes of baking, insert a toothpick into the proja. If it is dry, it is fully baked. If not, continue baking for 5 minutes.
  6. Cut the proja into 3-inch (8 cm) squares to serve.

Recipe Notes

You can optionally add crumbled feta cheese to the dough.