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  • Matzah

    Though I'd share my matzah recipe:

    For each piece:

    40 g flour
    27 g water (68% hydration)

    Mix just long enough for the water to be absorbed and the dough to hold together (half a minute by hand, then knead/mold for a minute or so).

    Roll to around 10" diameter, then straight into a 700-800 F oven.

    They bake in a minute or so. Traditionally, matzah is in the oven within 18 minutes of water contacting flour. If you mix one at a time, these are fully cooked in less than five. With no fermentation whatsoever and cooked in a wood fired over, matzahs are delicate, with a hint of smoke.

    Alan

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    Re: Matzah

    Alan, can you post a picture? I did a google search on images and it looks like a cracker?

    Thanks,

    Les...
    Check out my pictures here:
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/les-build-4207.html

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    • #3
      Re: Matzah

      Yes please do... These sound so much more interesting then store bought ones.

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      • #4
        Re: Matzah

        Here are pictures from today - quickly palm-kneading a ball, poking holes (to avoid matzahs inflating like pita), and baking.

        I had some trouble today with parts (usually the middle) burning before the rest was crisp. Roll these out evenly, and keep your fire low. Next time, I may try letting the fire go out and baking these at a lower, more even temperature.

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        • #5
          Re: Matzah

          I'm tempted to try at 550 in the oven with my double stone setup. We always use these on Holy Thursday, and I hate to buy them.

          But I hate to buy any bread!

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          • #6
            Re: Matzah

            Resurrecting an old thread here, but thanks Alan for posting this. Made Matzohs today in the WFO, and they were awesome, and really fun to make.



            Last edited by horrocks007; 03-23-2013, 06:49 PM.

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            • #7
              Re: Matzah

              Originally posted by horrocks007 View Post
              Resurrecting an old thread here
              Yes you are, it's around 4 years old - I think that's a record

              It looks like it worked - what do you do with them?
              Check out my pictures here:
              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/les-build-4207.html

              If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving isn't for you.

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              • #8
                Re: Matzah

                I like them with butter and honey, or munch on them plain. You?

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