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I made Matzo today!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Matzo (many spelling variations) is unleavened bread that was used for the first Passover because the Israelite Slaves did not have enough time before fleeing from Egypt to allow the bread to rise.

Why did I want to make it? No idea! But I have been making my own bread for many years now and just decided it was time to try to make matzo. This isn't the season for Matzo but I like it - I really like it with peanut butter and jelly! Passover is the holiday just before Easter - The Last Supper was a Passover Seder.

I found several videos at UTube and downloaded them to my computer (Real Player lets you do this) and today I decided to get brave and give it a try.

I didn't take pictures of mine - but I just found this article and it made me laugh so hard - mine didn't burn, heheheh.

This is the recipe I used but I decided not to start with 3 cups of flour! I used 1 cup and 1/3 cup water/oil mix - after reading the article above I see it should have been 1/2 cup liquid instead of 1/3rd - but it still came out pretty darn good.

They looked a lot like these:

My dad is Jewish and my matzo passed his taste test! He only said I should have rolled them thinner! WooHoo!!

**edit: I am going to experiment with Whole Wheat & Rye flours too! I think the recommendation is 1/3 of the "specialty flours" to the regular white. (This is one reason I think it is funny when people buy whole wheat bread - it is never 100% whole wheat flour. The whole wheat flour is too 'heavy' to use as-is. And pretty much most flours are wheat.)
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  • DEBBIE1414
    I miss making my own bread. It's so much fun. emoticon
    2253 days ago
    There's nothing quite like stuff that you make yourself. I can almost smell your kitchen. emoticon
    2257 days ago

    That is so cool!!! I would never think to make my own matzoh. I am Jewish but essentially non-practicing. I do make my own matzoh balls, usually from a mix. They turn out very well most of the time. DH (not Jewish) makes latkes every year for Chanukah. They are amazing. But of course not very dietetic.

    I thought you might be Jewish because of the Junior's cheesecake connection. I saw a Junior's cookbook recently and thought of you.
    2257 days ago
    Off to watch.

    Good for you, Linda!
    2258 days ago
  • MARTY19
    I used to occasionally make bread, but these days it is difficult to find time. I'm going to check out my receipes again.

    2258 days ago
    WOW.... I definitely have to try these now!!! Thanks for the idea, I never knew how few ingredients there were involved! emoticon
    2258 days ago
    what a fun cooking adventure, esp with getting your dad's praise at the end!
    2258 days ago
    Cool! Glad that you made it and enjoyed doing it too! Love ya, Dawn
    2258 days ago
    You continue to impress and amaze us with your many talents. Congrats on a new recipe for your file,

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    PS I know that's a pizza but there was no matza

    2258 days ago
    Congrats Chef Linda!

    2258 days ago
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