Friday, April 18, 2008

Gluten Free Passover Matzah Crackers


I really enjoyed making these matzah--a simplified version of the recipe I found at the blog I Am Gluten Free. The matzahs look very biblical and homemade compared with the standard matzahs that come out of a box. It's a little stressful to have a religious holiday centered around a food with gluten that needs to be blessed by a rabbi, but I love our homemade GFCF version and most importantly, my healthy kids! This grain free version contains soaked raw almonds which is the healthiest way to eat almonds

2 cups almonds (raw with skins) soaked overnight/12 hours and ground finely in
cuisinart or Bob's Red Mill Finely Ground Almond Meal
2 cups potato starch (I use Ener-G brand potato starch which they sell at East Side Health Food Store)
1 tsp xanthum gum (my orginal recipe called for 3)
2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp sugar or agave
1/4 c. Spectrum Organic vegetable shortening melted in 1/2 cup water +1/2 c. additional water
3 egg whites


Finely grind almonds in cuisinart
Add other dry ingredients and process in cuisinart until well blended.
Then put flour mixture into mixing bowl.
Add vegetable shortening melted in 1 cup warm water.
Then add 3 egg whites
Mix on high until light and fluffy.
Scoop 1/4 cup size pieces of dough and roll into balls.
Drop ball into potato starch and flatten a little.
Flatten dough in hands making sure to have enough potato starch tokeep it from getting sticky.
Place on baking sheet covered with parchment parer and gently press asflat as you can.
Bake in 400 degree oven for about 18 minutes until they are goldenbrown.

Here is a video of how you form the crackers:

7 comments:

Ellen said...

Your adaptation looks great. Thanks to you for the inspiration. I need another batch of matzo, so I'm trying your version this morning. Chag Sameach!

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tatum said...

So i was googling gluten free and found your blog. i have an 11 month old who we've discovered is allergic to wheat, dairy, and soy. very challenging. I love your blog- thanks for all the inspiration!

Maybe you would also be interested in this amazing super food drink I've discovered. It has changed my life as well as my families. It is soooo good for you! It is just exciting!!!

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ByTheBay said...

Just so you know, kosher food (including matzo and other kosher l'pesach fods) does not need to be blessed by a rabbi. That's a common myth. It just needs to be supervised by a Torah-observant Jew (mashgiach). Your matzo looks great!

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Renee said...

I made your matzoh crackers yesterday, after a not so successful attempt last year to use Ellen's (I am Gluten Free)recipe from the Breads from Anna mix. Not only was your dough easy to work with, but the video showing how to make perfect circles resulted in a perfect batch of circles about 4 inches in diameter. Thanks so much for sharing this! Certainly beats paying $30-$40 for a box of matzah!

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Anonymous said...

Your GF matzah crackers came out GREAT! I have two sons with celiac and this was perfect! Thanks so much! Denise

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andreanevins said...

thanks for this. our sweet seven year old had bad stomach aches earlier this year, and keeping him gluten free has really helped. we're about to head into a week of nothing-but-gluten, so thank you for this.

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Annette said...

Looking forward to trying this! Thank you!

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