Journal Entry

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Cowboy seder

We had the in-laws over for a wonderful (and very fast-paced, due to the Haggadot being in English and the presence of small cousins -- who were however really into Elijah and the afikomen) Seder.

As you can see, we ran out of kippot, so I was forced to lead the seder in a Country-Western accent. Yee-hah!

Although you can see the storebought matzah on the table, we actually also made our own matzah, which was incredibly delicious.

Homemade matzah

Preheat oven to 250°C
1kg light spelt flour
4 tsp salt
optionally some flax seeds
enough water so that the flour turns into a non-sticky but pliable ball

Mixing small batches of flour and water at a time, roll dough onto baking paper as thin as possible, then put into oven on a metal tray until brown around the edges, something like 5-10 minutes. Take out and balance somewhere around your seder-preparation-disaster-area-kitchen to cool.

If you manage under 18 minutes from mixing in the water until balancing it on the top of a dirty pot or dish-drying rack, it's even kosher!

Posted by benrosen at April 1, 2010 02:16 PM | Up to blog
Comments

Were there pictures? You say "as you can see..." but I see nothing.

-Mom

Posted by: Karen Rosenbaum at April 1, 2010 08:20 PM

http://www.benjaminrosenbaum.com/blog/images/spring2010/pessach.2010.jpg

Posted by: Lise A at April 1, 2010 10:36 PM

Yeah, how come you can't see anything? The image is just above that line!

Posted by: Benjamin Rosenbaum at April 4, 2010 05:58 PM

No, it's not! Thanks to Lise, I got to see it, but there is NO link in the blog.

Posted by: Karen Rosenbaum at April 4, 2010 08:02 PM

Works on all my computers, and Lise presumably got it from the blog. Perhaps you have some kind of suspect-image-blocking software on?

Hands up, how many people see a picture of me in a cowboy hat on this entry?

Posted by: Benjamin Rosenbaum at April 5, 2010 07:22 PM

I don't get any picture either. Maybe it doesn't work in Firefox.

dmr

Posted by: dmrose at April 7, 2010 12:17 AM

You are totally right! It didn't work in Firefox. Looks like Chrome and IE both accept backslashes in URL paths, but not Firefox. Ha!

Fixed now.

Posted by: Benjamin Rosenbaum at April 8, 2010 01:03 PM
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