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 at 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 of 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: 1MatzahCalories: 138kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 169mgPotassium: 41mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gCalcium: 7mgIron: 2mg

 

 

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    • Dom

    I live in a tropical country. The cold water recipe and 1 cup is a bad idea. The dough was so sticky no matter how many flour I add. I had to knead the dough for so long and add flour everytime I hit a sticky spot. I know you mentioned in the comment to change the water and the temperature but please put this as an important note in the main page so that people are warned.

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Dom, elevation, and altitudes can vary from location to location. However, if the dough was too sticky, I’d start with 1/2 cup of water to retain from adding more flour. Adding too much flour can change the overall flavor so it’s better to start off with lesser liquid in your case.

    • T

    You suppose to roast over fire right? Like roaster or oven?

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Any cooking source that is safe for your household, T.

    • Neto

    Awesome recipe!

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Thanks, Neto!

    • Daniel Harper

    Very helpful recipe – thank you. I particularly appreciate the mention of you gave to the significance of the leaven and the passover, quoting 1 Cor 5:7 – ‘Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.’

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Thank you, Daniel.

    • Maria Alexander

    Definitely going to try this recipe starting tomorrow.
    Thanks for the information.
    Shalom shabbat

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Thank you, Maria!

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