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Dessert Matzah Two Methods – FRAN COSTIGAN

Dessert Matzah Two Methods – FRAN COSTIGAN


Dessert Matzah is layered with pastry cream and chocolate ganache for a stunning Passover deal with. 

For individuals who rejoice Passover, probably the most recognizable of the symbolic meals is Matzah, or Matzo, the unleavened bread that the Jewish folks gathered as they fled Egypt 1000’s of years in the past. The battle for the attainment of freedom is central to the Passover story and definitely within the current time when freedom for all continues to be not a given human proper.

matzah on a cutting board

Rising up, there was Matzoh, fabricated from wheat. Interval. Right this moment’s market cabinets maintain wheat, spelt (labeled historical grain), complete wheat and gluten free. As soon as I open a field, and I do this solely annually at Passover, I need it unfold with butter and sprinkled with salt. That’s how my grandma favored it, and so did I. I nonetheless do, however in fact, at this time, now we have high quality vegan butter and I like Miyokos.

However Matzah for dessert?

Dukkah-Spiced Chocolate Covered Matzoh
Picture by Hannah Kaminsky

Desirous to have one thing much less candy than a number of the chocolate matzoh recipes labeled matzoh crack, however nonetheless dessert,  I included Dukkah-Spiced Chocolate Coated Matzoh in my cookbook Vegan Chocolate.

Picture by Hannah Kaminsky

I’ve obtained Coconut Macaroons within the ebook too, which, in case you omit the baking powder, are kosher for Passover. My grandson’s love these cookies however the dukkah-chocolate, not a lot.

matzah with pastry cream and chocolate

This yr, pondering of the boys– and honestly me as properly, I made a layered matzah dessert utilizing vanilla pastry cream, chocolate ganache, and unsweetened coconut from Edward and Sons.

I constructed the dessert two methods utilizing the cream. You need to use any gentle filing- chocolate pudding could be nice too. In essence, the primary is a stacked cake made with skinny layers of cake.  Right here the matzah is the cake. The the second model is extra like an icebox cake with the matzah changing the cookies. I did 3 layers–you do as many as you want.

For Easter, I’d make this cake slathered with the identical cream and sprinkles or carrot cake.

Dessert Matzah – Two Methods

The deserts must be made a day forward to permit the matzah to melt.
Lower matzah into 3-4 inch squares, or  or any dimension you want. Sure, the matzah will make crumbs.

For the sandwich:

  1. Unfold vanilla pastry cream thickly to cowl. I used about ¼ cup for every layer. Make a superb layer.
  2. Add one other piece of matzah and press down.
  3. Unfold the highest of the second piece ofmatzah with chocolate ganache; 3 or 4 tablespoons or as a lot as you want for a superb coating.
  4. Repeat as many instances as you need–ending with chocolate.
  5. Refrigerate your sq. or rectangle- no matter you bought, for twenty-four hours.

For the Icebox Cake:

  1. Unfold a layer of the pastry cream on a plate.
  2. Place the matzoh sandwich on the cream. 
  3. Refrigerate for twenty-four hours. This can a softer dessert.

Dessert Matzah with Chocolate Ganache and strawberries

  • Serve with extra of the cream and berries; chocolate lined or not, a dusting of coconut, sprinkles for enjoyable. The sprinkles suggestion is dropped at you by my grandsons.
  • Freeze the Vanilla Pastry Cream and scoop it like ice cream, identical to I did right here.
  • Have a good time joyously and safely, and please inform me within the feedback about your favourite vacation desserts, each Passover and Easter.

My want for every one in every of you is for a wholesome, joyful spring vacation.

Oh, and do mark your calendars to affix me and two of my greatest gal friends, Jill Nussinow, RD, and Ellen Kanner for a Fb Reside for World Grains Sampling Day, Monday 3/29, 4pm. Convey your questions. The matzah I used was spelt, talking of complete grains. My grandma could be amazed.



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