Matzah Brei (also spelled Matzoh Brei or Matza Brie) is a traditional Jewish dish made from matzah fried with eggs.
It's commonly eaten as a breakfast food or snack during Passover, when only unleavened bread is permitted. One of our staff members says this is his absolute favorite holiday dish!
4 sheets matzah bread
1/4 cup hot water
Butter or olive oil
Kosher salt and pepper
March 25 marks the beginning of Passover this year. If you are Jewish, it is week when family and community come together to celebrate the Exodus.
The hallmark of this observance is the removal of all leaven from the home, which commemorates the fact that the Jews leaving Egypt were in a hurry, and did not have time to let their bread rise. It is also a symbolic way to remove the “puffiness,” or arrogance and pride, from the soul.
I wrote this in honor of Passover AND Cher:
I invited Cher, Baruch Hashem, to my parent’s house last year for Pesach. It had been on my ‘to do’ list for quite some time, but well, you know how it is. Life just seems to get in the way, and shit is put off for yet another day. But I finally moved it to the top of my list.
Here is a great recipe for a delicious Matzoh dessert passed on to us by a dear friend.
We swear, if you serve this dessert people will be asking you for the recipe for years to come -- it's delicious and super easy to make!
Yesterday, I attended my son’s grade one school Passover Seder. For those of you who don’t know, a Seder is a Jewish ritual feast /meal that marks the beginning of Passover (our Easter, I guess you could say). Of course I was proud. Of course we were all there, with camera, and video camera, holding onto every word, every song with bated breath. And oh we were proud. The kids were over the top. Incredible. And while sitting in the synagogue, just before their “show,” some of the moms asked me where I was going for my two Seders/dinners next week. The women were talking about how they’d been cooking and preparing all week and how exhausted they are. And when I left the synagogue, I couldn’t help but reflect upon the conversation while on my way to Pilates class. By the way, I love this picture of “The White House Seder.”
The Passover holiday celebrates the triumph of the Israelites when Moses led them out of slavery in Egypt. On the first night of Passover, the celebration takes the form of a special dinner, called a Seder, which follows a certain order; each step is part of the ritual of remembering that miraculous time. Although hosting a Passover Seder takes a great deal of preparation, in many extended families, many hands join together to prepare and then to celebrate together.