How To Make Passover Brownies
There are many recipes available for making brownies, but you will need a special recipe if you want to learn how to make Passover brownies. Passover, also called Pesach is a holiday celebrated by those of the Jewish faith to commemorate the escape of the Israelites from the Egyptians in ancient times. Passover falls in March or April depending on the Jewish calendar.
The escape of the Israelites from their Egyptian captors, known as Exodus, had to be done quickly. Tradition says that there was no time to wait for the bread to rise, therefore only unleavened bread, or matzoh, may be used at a traditional Passover Seder. The following recipe uses matzoh instead of the flour that would normally be used in a recipe for brownies. Here is what you will need to make Passover brownies:
- 1 1/4 cups matzoh cake meal
- 2 1/2 cups white sugar
- 5 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
- 1 1/4 cups chopped walnuts
- In a glass or plastic mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar until blended. A rubber spatula is best for this.
- Add oil to the mixture and blend.
- Mix in matzoh cake meal and cocoa powder. Blend thoroughly.
- Grease a 9 X 13 inch baking pan using butter or margarine. Spread the batter into the baking pan.
- Bake brownies in a 325 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
To keep your Passover brownies moist, make sure you do not overbake them. Let the brownies cool before cutting into squares.