Recipe submitted by Anonymous
Passover celebrates the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt. Because they had to leave Egypt quickly, they did not have time to wait for their bread dough to rise. To help us commemorate this story, we eat matzah and avoid all leavened foods during Passover. At the Passover seder, we also refer to matzah as the “bread of affliction”. It’s dry and crackly texture reminds us of the difficulties our ancestors faced when they were slaves in Egypt.
Orthodox Jews eat only shmurah, or “guarded” matzo made from grains that had been watched by a Jewish official from the moment of harvest to ensure that they never came into contact with a liquid that would lead to accidental leavening. According to rabbinic law, once the flour is combined with water, matzo dough must be kneaded, rolled and baked within 18 minutes — otherwise it will begin to rise.
Traditionally, matzah was only eaten as part of the Passover seder and as a bread substitute during the week of Passover. However, modern Jews have discovered that matzah can be transformed into delicious and surprising desserts. The following recipe is representative of the creative use of matzah.
Welcome! It is our hope that congregants will use this page to both submit and make recipes that are part of our Jewish experience, family history or prepared during holidays and life cycle events throughout the year.
Jewish cooking has simmered in every corner of the world since the Diaspora many centuries ago. Congregant-submitted recipes will likely represent the cultural diversity in our community and can be a common bond among members of Central Synagogue, as well as the community beyond our own Synagogue “walls”.
We anticipate the Food for the Soul initiative will enhance:
We welcome our congregants to submit recipes (yes, even more than one!) to this webpage by accessing and completing the Recipe Submission Form (on this website). We will be featuring one recipe at a time but all recipes will be archived and remain available to you on the webpage.
We encourage you to submit favorite family recipes, especially those you cherish making for Jewish holidays, life cycle events or those that bring back fond memories of growing up in a Jewish home.
The recipes will not be “tested” in our kitchen so please be as accurate as possible when submitting them. It is also our understanding that submitted recipes are original or otherwise in the public domain.
Central Synagogue cannot be responsible for any adverse events as a result of making or eating these foods. Please avoid eating any ingredients that might cause known allergic reactions.
So, let’s begin!!
Man does not live by bread alone.”
Welcome to our Food for the Soul webpage. It is our hope that congregrants will enjoy submitting and making recipes that are part of our Jewish experience, family history or prepared during holidays and life cycle events throughout the year.