We got the children's picture book The Little Red Hen and the Passover Matzah by Leslie Kimmelman out of the library the other day. I remember fondly the story of the Little Red Hen, so I thought this would be a nice Jewish twist.
Gaby loves reading. But she loves helping me cook and making our "own" food (own donuts, own pizza, own challah, own matzah!) even more. So we decided to make our own matzah. We even timed ourselves to see if we could stick to the traditional 18 minutes. But we ran out of time! Might be because the cookie cutter part took 10 minutes!
The recipe is very simple.
Little Red Hen (& Gaby's) Matzah recipe
Preheat oven to 500 deg F.
4 cups flour (3 white flour, 1 whole wheat flour)
~1 cup water
1. Mix until incoporated.
2. Turn out on floured surface and kneed until smooth and no longer sticky. You may need to add water.
3. Mold or use cookie cutters to desired shape - make sure it's as thin as you can get it with a rolling pin!
4. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 5 mins, or until golden brown on top.