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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94 comments

    • DOLORES SIERRA

    I don’t know why it was too sticky and unmanageable..it tasted good but disappointed. What do you suggest. THX

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Dolores, precise measurements can be unpredictable at times when making dough as flours do vary in volume. I’m currently using King Arthur unbleached flour and noticed when I used Baker’s Rose (Canadian flour) I needed to use less of that because of the volume differential. It may not be the case here but sticky sounds like its lacking flour so just dust some on the surface when working with next time.

    • Heather Atwood

    I am wanting to make a sweet version of your flatbread. Would you recommend adding honey or something else to give this a bit of flavor?

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      I think honey would be a great way to sweeten it. Try adding a tablespoon to the water then proceed with the recipe. Let me know how that turns out for you.

    • Me

    How thin should be ovals be?

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Perhaps 1/8 of an inch you don’t want them too thick

    • Jenny Bacon

    Alyona, I am interested in referencing your website and including your recipe for a lesson that I am creating for a 1st & 2nd Grade Bible Study Curriculum. Would you grant permission to use your recipe in a published copy with credit given to your website? Please advise.

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      Hi Jenny, for online you can reference our website with a link back to the original post, however it needs to be re-written since search engines can penalize for duplicate content. If it is for print other requirements may be needed.

    • Rub Weber

    I’m looking for a recipe on how to make flatbread and I’m glad that I found your’s. Its easy to prepare the dough. Thank You so much

      • Alyona’s Cooking

      You are welcome, Rub!

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