(also Matzoh, Matzah, Matza, Hebrew מַצָּה
mazza) is a Jewish food item made of plain flour and water, which
is not allowed to ferment or rise before it is baked. The result is
a flat, crispy, cracker-like bread.
(Hebrew: מַצָּה), also
spelled Matza, Matzoh, Matzo, Matsah, Matsa, Matze, is a cracker-like
unleavened bread made of white plain flour and water. The dough
is pricked in several places and not allowed to rise before or during
baking, thereby producing a hard, flat bread. It is similar in preparation
to the Southwest Asian lavash and the Indian chapati.
Matza is the substitute for bread during the Jewish holiday of Passover,
when eating chametz—bread and leavened products—is not allowed.
Eating matza on the night of the seder is considered a positive
mitzvah, i.e., a commandment. In the context of the Passover seder
meal, certain restrictions additional to the chametz prohibitions
are to be met for the matza to be considered "mitzva matza",
that is, matza that meets the requirements of the positive commandment
to eat matza at the seder.
Torah related sources
Jewish Recipes Online resource for Jewish
Recipes, Kosher Recipes cooking.
| In a mixer, beat eggs, sugar, chocolate and vanilla
extract. Add oil gradually without stopping the mixer, until it forms a
Pour the juice into a bowl. Dip the one cracker at a
time into the juice. Cover the bottom of a medium sized pan with these
crackers. Spread a layer of cream on the crackers. Put another layer of
wet cookies and on them another layer of cream. Continue like this
finishing at the top with a layer of cream. Sprinkle the top with
sprinkles and put it in the refrigerator.