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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.

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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56 comments

    • Jenni

    These are really good! My kids ate them as a crust for pizza & then as a desert with cinnamon and sugar. My husband LOVES them dipped in olive oil or just plain. I am DEFINITELY going to be making these a lot! THANK YOU!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Oh wow, Jenni what a handful of great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

    • Mandy Bell

    Have you ever tried making this gluten free ?

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Mandy, No I haven’t.

    • Gabriel

    Looks delicious!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Thank you, Gabriel!

        • John adejobi

        I love to see how you have done it.. And I’m minister of Yahweh teaching people the way of God of Israel can we chat later today thanks for your service God bless you shalom sisters

    • Lisa

    What would happen if an egg was added? Just thinking it might add flavor but I need it to be unleavened for a Passover service. My first time of trying this, I usually buy Matzo crackers.

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Lisa, not sure if an egg wash will give much flavor I would think it would help enhance the color rather, but I could be wrong. That would be more for the baking method though…

    • Karen Johansson

    You mention that 4 TBS olive oil can be used. Is this in addition to the water or in place of the water?

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      That would be an addition to the water, Karen.

    • Lissa

    Hi! I need to make this for church communion this weekend. Does it keep well, or should I make it fresh on Sunday morning?

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Lissa, I haven’t tried making this for a later event, but I would think a day in advance shouldn’t hurt if you keep it covered.

        • Sheri

        #alyonascooking!

        Looks like an extremely easy recipe and will try it later today. Thank you for sharing.
        Shalom

          • Alyona’s Cooking

          Thanks Sheri! Let me know how it goes for you.

      • Ashlyn

      Can this recipe be cooked in the oven

        • Alyona’s Cooking

        Absolutely, just roll out into an oval and broil over hi heat on lower rack for 4-5 minutes on each side. I like to add the addition of oil and score the tops when it’s oven baked.

          • Elizabeth

          Hi!
          I would like to try your recipe for a special prayer experience and communion with our small group. I was thinking of doing our communion more in the style of Jesus’ last supper- a meal with breaking and sharing bread. I like the idea of baking it, and using olive oil sounds more appetizing. So, in the above comment, do I score and brush the oil before I bake the bread, or after it’s baked? How about adding herbs (like rosemary or garlic), add it to the dough?
          Thank you!

            • Alyona’s Cooking

            Hi Elizabeth, To bake this Unleavened bread simply combine 2 cups flour, 4 Tbsp oil, 1/2 tsp salt and 1 cup water. Roll out to an oval and score, then broil 5 minutes per side or until brown specks appear. If you wish to add herbs, I think adding it to the dough would be great! Haven’t baked these brushed with oil but that could possibly work too if you brush and add the herbs to the last side up.

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