The Jewish holiday of Passover is coming up at the end of March and it has a traditional food habit, one that some might find difficult to follow! Jews will avoid eating bread for the whole holiday (eight days) to symbolize the Jews running away from Egypt. In the process of leaving Egypt, they didn’t have time to let the dough rise - therefore, they wound up baking something completely different, Matza, a thin hard flat bread. It was Matza that the Jews ate as they walked in the desert from Egypt to Israel.
After a few days of having only Matza, it can get boring! Really boring. That's why I am happy to share with you an idea for kosher rolls that fit Passover and taste delicious – I use matzo meal (a flour that is made especially of Matzah bread and is not a fine powder) instead of just traditional flour. These rolls are great for breakfast, dinner or even with soup at lunch.
I actually got the recipe from my mom who used to make them every Passover until I took over and started baking them myself – now it's my job to make these Passover rolls when the holiday comes round.
The recipe yields approximately 12 rolls, if you have guests then it might be best to double the ingredients.
Other Passover recipes on my blog:
Passover Chocolate Coconut Balls (non-dairy)
Maple Passover Cake
Sweet Potato Mini Pizzas
Passover Pancakes (Parve)
Passover Apple Crumble (Parve)
Chocolate Chip Cookies
GF Lemon Crinkle Cookies (Parve)
Vegetarian Chopped Liver
- 2½ cups water
- ½ cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups matzo meal
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoon olive oil- for brushing the rolls
- In a pot, cook on high the water, salt and oil until they boil hard.
- Remove the pot from the stove and add the matzo meal, mix well until dough is created.
- Let the batter cool at room temperature for 15 minutes.
- Heat the oven to 180°C / 350°F fan.
- Add the eggs to the batter one at a time and mix well.
- Create small balls with wet hands and place on a baking pan with baking paper.
- Brush each roll with olive oil.
- Bake for 40 minutes.
- Cool at room temperature.
- Have a delicious roll and happy Passover!