Homemade Matzah

“The day after Passover they ate what the land produced, matzah and roasted ears of grain that day” (Joshua 5:11).

Unleavened Bread

Unleavened bread or matzah is eaten at Passover and for the seven days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Matzah can be purchased or made at home. Homemade matzah gives a personal touch to the Feasts and also makes tasty little peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Ingredients: 3 cups whole wheat flour (or ½ whole wheat and ½ unbleached), 2 tsp salt, 3 TBsp butter, 2 egg yolks, 2 tsp olive oil, 1 cup water

To make the dough, add salt to the flour, then cut the butter into flour mixture as you would for a pie crust.

In another bowl, beat egg yolks adding oil slowly. Pour this mixture into the dough and stir with spoon or fork until it forms a ball that comes away from the sides of the bowl. Knead lightly on a floured board for about one minute to shape the dough into a soft ball.

Pinch off about 1/3 cup of dough and with your hands, pat it as thin as can easily be done. Roll thinner with a rolling pin. Keep working the dough and rolling it until dough is so thin it just holds together without breaking when handled.

Place rolled-out dough on a cookie sheet. Cut into shapes –– squares or circles –– and pierce with a fork.

Bake at 400˚ for 8-12 minutes until puffed or very light brown.

©2010 Tentstake Ministries Publishing

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