Unleavened bread is a flatbread that consists of no rising agents. Known as Matzah within the Jewish community–it represents a symbolic element with great importance. This 3 ingredient recipe is a great way to incorporate a Biblical approach to the Passover holiday.

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Many variations of flatbread can be made for meals any time of year. However, if you strictly want to follow the Halakha (Jewish law) for Pesach (Passover) then Kosher flour such as wheat, (preferably a kind that doesn’t come into contact with water at any stage during its production) is recommended. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make unleavened bread with the flour you have on hand. That being said our Passover is Christ, “For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed” 1 Corinthians 5:7 however, that doesn’t mean we can’t meditate upon the scriptures and look unto the old testament as examples of God’s redemption upon His people. Passover is a great opportunity to make unleavened bread especially to give meaning to the Passover holiday so that God can be glorified and pondered upon during Passover, for He is worthy.

I’ve omitted olive oil for this recipe to make it more of an authentic unleavened bread but 4 Tbsp of olive oil could be used to make this if you are not strictly following Jewish regulations. It is possible to bake the entire batch by rolling out, scoring and baking about 3 minutes on each side. Serve this bread along with a fresh salad from greens and pair with these delicious Easy Grilled Chicken Kabobs and some ranch dressing dip. It’s like eating naan bread but without leavening!

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Ingredients for Unleavened bread:
  • 2 cups + 2 TBSP flour
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1/2 tsp salt

 

Directions to make Matzah (Unleavened bread):

1. Combine the salt and flour together in a large bowl. Stir in the water until the dough comes together. Knead for 5 minutes.

2. Pre-heat skillet over medium-low heat.

3. Pinch off 7 pieces of dough and form into balls. Roll out each piece on a lightly floured surface (approx 6-7-inch ovals).

4. Cook on a hot skillet for 2 minutes on each side. Serve or store covered.

 

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Unleavened Bread (Matzah)

Servings: 7 flatbreads
Author: Alyona's Cooking
Unleavened bread is a flatbread that consists of no rising agents. Known as Matzah within the Jewish community--it represents a symbolic element with great importance. This 3 ingredient recipe is a great way to incorporate a Biblical approach to the Passover holiday.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups + 2 TBSP flour
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Combine the salt and flour together in a large bowl. Stir in the water until the dough comes together. Knead for 5 minutes.
  • Pre-heat skillet over medium-low heat.
  • Pinch off 7 pieces of dough and form into balls. Roll out each piece on a lightly floured surface (approx 6-7-inch ovals).
  • Cook on a hot skillet for 2 minutes on each side. Serve or store covered.

Nutrition per serving

Serving: 1gCalories: 130kcalCarbohydrates: 27.3gProtein: 3.7gFat: 0.4gSaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 168mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.1g

 

 

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92 comments

    • Casey Jones

    This is really helpful because my Friend’s family is coming over and this recipe will help a lot!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      I’m glad you found my page, Casey!

    • Richard A Bone

    A great simple recipe for a basic time-honored and revered bread. I’m using the unleavened bread for our, for now, Sunday home communion. Thank you

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      I have a whole broiled version of this recipe, I’d like to eventually post. That one in my opinion would be better since it’s scored on top and left whole for the breaking at communion. But it’s wonderful to hear that’s what this recipe is used, for!

    • Hanna Soffa

    usually most kosher houses dont keep flower in the house

    • Jen

    Hi, do you put anything in the skillet before cooking or you use a non stick pan? Thanks.

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Jen, oil isn’t necessary if using a non-stick skillet or cast iron.

    • Christy

    Is the olive oil you omitted added in addition to the water or does the olive oil replace the water?

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Christy, the olive oil would be an addition to the water.

      • lauren pearson

      Idk

    • Ingrid

    Quick and easy to make and delicious with our sedar meal for Holy Thursday.
    Thank you.

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Ingrid, you are welcome, thanks for taking the time to leave a feedback!

    • Carol

    Important that pan is hot! I used a cast iron and it turned out pretty good. I added a tbsp of olive oil. Roll out very, very thin and let it bubble, then flip.

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Thank you, Caron! I’m glad it turned out good!

        • Terry

        I believe Caron’s name is actually Carol. ?

          • Alyona’s Cooking

          Ooops, thanks for catching that, Terry!

      • Janet

      No oil in the pan??

        • Alyona’s Cooking

        Hi Janet, no oil, it cooks in a dry skillet.

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