Thursday, April 1, 2010

A new Passover recipe

How could I let Passover go by without making something new for you all? You know I love an excuse for themed food. So yes, it's Passover time, that time of year where millions of people go Atkins to prove their devotion to God. I've seen people make this over the years and I decided, what the heck, it's time for me to try it.

Chocolate Covered Caramelized Matzoh Crunch! - adapted from David Lebovitz

(yeah, you read that right. Boo-yah)

4 to 6 sheets unsalted matzohs
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup firmly-packed light brown sugar
big pinch of sea salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips (I used bittersweet, but semisweet would work too)

Line a rimmed baking sheet completely with foil, making sure the foil goes up and over the edges. Cover the foil with a sheet of parchment paper. You'll thank me later when the clean up takes two seconds and not a hour.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Line the bottom of the sheet with matzoh.

In a small heavy duty saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar together, and cook over medium heat, stirring, until the butter is melted and the mixture is beginning to boil. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.

Remove from heat, add the salt and vanilla, and pour over matzoh, spreading with a heatproof spatula.

Woo hoo! This part tastes really good. Put the pan in the oven and reduce the heat to 350 degrees. Bake for 15 minutes. As it bakes, it will bubble up but make sure it's not burning every once in a while. If it is in spots, remove from oven and reduce the heat to 325, then replace the pan. Mine didn't burn at all - but my oven is weird, so don't take my word for it.

Remove from oven and immediately cover with chocolate chips.

Let stand 5 minutes, then spread with an offset spatula. This way, the chocolate melts and makes it easy to spread.

You can sprinkle it with salt or nuts or something if you want. I left mine plain. Let it cool and break into small pieces. Store in an airtight container.

In the interest of full disclosure, mine is still not cooled. The chocolate is all runny. But oh man, it tastes good.


Abigail said...

These are coming with you tonight, right?

David Borgen said...

taking some to boston for tinkelman seder? not so much on passover foods around here this year so

Meredith said...

yum. See you soon!!!!!!

Becky said...

Somebody made this at our Seder too! Now I really to make it non-dairy!