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Making Matzo Bread

For those who don't know matzo bread, this is a type of unleavened bread that is traditionally served during the Passover feast, and is exceptionally easy to make. When made properly for the Passover feast, matzo bread is made with absolutely no leavening whatsoever. This means that you can not use any baking powder, yeast, or baking soda. After the bread has been made, it will have an appearance that is similar to a cracker. If you are interested in learning how to make a nice and easy type of bread, then this is the recipe for you.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of flour (for kosher matzo bread, use kemech shel matzah shamura)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup of warm water

Recipe:

  1. Mix the ingredients. Begin making your matzo bread by first preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for later baking. While the oven is preheating, mix the flour, salt and vegetable oil together in a large bowl. Continue to mix everything together until it has reached an even consistency.
  2. Add water. Slowly begin to add the warm water to your other ingredients. While you are adding the water to the mixture be sure that you are mixing everything together until it has reached a dough like consistency. Keep a close eye on the dough as you are adding the water, since you may not need to add all the water to your dough. The dough should be slightly sticky, but still easy to handle.
  3. Make some balls. After you have fully mixed the dough, begin to make some small dough balls. Each of the balls should be fairly firm, and no larger than two inches in diameter. As you finish each of the dough balls, place them onto a paper towel off to the side and allow them to sit for 30 minutes before cooking.
  4. Prep cookie sheet and bake. While the dough balls are setting, lay a thin layer of flour onto the cookie sheet. Place each of the balls onto the cookie sheets after they have set completely, and press until they have become as thin as a cracker. Place the cookie sheet into the oven, and then allow them bake for between 5 and 8 minutes, or until they are golden brown.

If you would like to make your matzo bread kosher, then you need to keep in mind one thing before you actually begin making your matzo bread. That one thing is to clean your oven before cooking. This will eliminate any cross contamination from other foods, and ensure that everything is clean and ready for you to make the bread with.

 

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