Friday, May 08, 2009


Today is Pesach Sheni. In this day and age it doesn't have much significance because it isn't celebrated, but we remember it because there will be a time when we need it. Our family usually celebrates by making matza and having a meal with matzah playing a prominent part. This year it is erev Shabbat so we dont have the time for matza-making or a large afternoon meal. Instead we made matza brei.

Aba likes it more of a pancake style so I break the matza into larger pieces and am careful to not stir it up too much so that it stays very pancake-like.

Matza Brei, Aba Style
4 sheets matza
4 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon cinammon

Preheat oven to 200 F.
1. Break the matza into pieces and soak in water until soft but not soggy.

2. Beat eggs, milk and cinammon together.
3. Drain water from matza and then add egg/milk mixture. Let sit while you heat up a pan.

4. Melt butter in pan. The add some matza pieces and egg mixture so that it covers pan's bottom but isn't too thick.
5. When first side is brown and eggs start to set, flip carefully.

6. Continue cooking until second side is brown and then place brei on a pan into the hot oven.
7. Serve with topping of your choice. (Soft butter, jam, syrup, honey, etc.)