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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101 comments

    • Rebecca

    Thanks for the recipe. It was fun. The door was super sticky and we had to add way more flour, and the cooking time seem to be a lot longer than two minutes on medium low. Unfortunately, this recipe didn’t work very well for us, but we still enjoyed your page.

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Rebecca, depending on your location altitudes and elevation in baking can vary which means you may need to add additional flour. I’ve noticed some flours can vary in volume from brand to brand as well. The proportions in the recipe worked great for our elevation of 65′ feet. Here is a helpful article on high-altitude-baking from King Arthur.

      https://www.kingarthurflour.com/learn/resources/high-altitude-baking

    • Jenny Bacon

    I love this recipe and have used it when teaching children about the feasts and festivals from the book of Leviticus. I would like to use your recipe in a Bible School curriculum publication and would appreciate your authorization to do so. Please contact me at the email address provided and I will be happy to give more details if needed. Thanks!

    • JANET CHRISTIE

    can whole wheat flour be used and does oil need to be used in the pan for cooking?

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Janet, if you are using already ground wheat from the store it may come together quicker than using freshly ground wheat berries. I think you can but, you really need to knead whole wheat flour for it to come together since it is a much heartier grain. Also, oil is not needed if making it on the skillet. I do like it for the oven version.

    • Patricia (Lori) Faulkner

    Taste great thanks!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Your welcome, Patricia!

    • Jan Hendrik Stander

    Yeast seams to have a negative effect on my body.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Been searching for this.

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Enjoy, Jan!

    • 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!

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