Matzah bread is the traditional unleavened bread that is made and eaten over Passover. To make kosher Matzah bread, you’ll need to complete the entire recipe from beginning to end in 18 minutes or less.
This traditional Matzah bread recipe walks you through how to make kosher Matzah bread.
What you’ll need
4 1/2 cups flour (will need a little extra for rolling)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons canola oil
3/4 cup warm water (may need an additional 1/4 cup)
Preheat your oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Place your baking sheet on the lower rack of the oven. If you have a baking stone, use the stone for more authentic Matzah bread. Mix together flour, salt, and canola oil. Once they are well mixed, slowly add the warm water. If the dough seems too dry, add the extra 1/4 cup of water. If you’re making your Matzah for Passover immediately divide the dough into 8 pieces and flatten slightly. If you’re not making authentic Matzah for Passover, allow your dough to raise for 15 minutes before rolling it.
Begin to roll the dough on a floured surface with a rolling pin. Roll the dough as thin as possible. Trim the thinly rolled dough into rectangles and use a fork to poke holes along the top of each rectangle.
Traditionally, Matzah is more desirable if salted, if you choose to salt your Matzah, brush a little water on your Matzah and sprinkle a pinch of kosher salt on top. Place the dough onto the baking sheet and bake until the Matzah is golden brown, about 50-90 seconds. Using tongs, turn the Matzah and brown the other side, this usually takes 20-30 seconds. Do not burn the Matzah. Remove when browned.
To follow tradition, place 3 pieces of Matzah bread on the table, and enjoy.