Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Getting Ready for Passover - Make Chocolate Matzah!

This chocolate matzah is truly addictive. You've been warned!

Children can easily help with all but the middle steps.
  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Line two baking sheets with foil (to help with clean up) and then put parchment paper on top of that.
  • Break 5-6 matzahs into pieces and spread them out on the baking sheets, making sure not to overlap.
  • Melt two sticks of butter and one cup of firmly packed brown sugar in a medium-size pot on the stove on medium heat.
  • Stir constantly until the mixture comes to a boil (about 2-4 minutes). Allow to boil and stir constantly for another 3-4 minutes. You'll know it's done when the mixture pulls away from the pot a little bit.
  • VERY CAREFULLY pour the very hot mixture all over the matzah. Use a spatula to spread it around, making sure all matzah pieces are covered.
  • Put the matzah in the oven and immediately turn the temperature down to 350. Let the matzahs bake for about 15 minutes. Check every few minutes to make sure they aren't burning. If they're browning too quickly, reduce the temperature to 325.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Give them a minute to get all melty, then use a spatula to spread the chocolate around. You can also add chopped nuts, kosher salt, or sprinkles.
  • Put in the freezer to give everything a little time to firm up. Break the matzah into bite-size pieces. Store in the freezer.
  • Try not to eat it all at once!
This version of chocolate matzah comes from Marcy Goldman's A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking, found on Epicurious (online), 2010.

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