Homemade Matzah*

Unleavened Bread

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

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, 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 it 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 dough on an un-greased 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 Tent Stake Ministries

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