Passover Popovers is moist and has a soft crumb. This recipe is versatile and can be made as muffins, and would be a great addition to any meal.
I originally baked these beautiful Passover Popovers as a part of a monthly bread baking challenge. The theme of the month was Jewish breads. My experience with Jewish bread is that I have eaten Jewish Rye which is delicious and found in many wonderful delis. While I’ve never baked Jewish rye, I was thinking that this might be a popular recipe. I always push myself to try recipes that I haven’t made before.
I found this recipe for Passover Popovers. Passover Popovers are made with Matzah Meal, or Matzah Cake Meal or a combination of both. Matzah Meal resembles breadcrumbs to me and contains only wheat flour and water.
This was a very simple recipe to make, but it was unlike any bread recipe I have ever made. This recipe’s title states that they were popovers, but the instructions have you fill muffin tins, so I used both pans. They both came out beautifully, so use what you have available to you.
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- 1.5 cups of water
- 1/2 cup oil canola for kosher option
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1.5 cups matzah cake meal
- 7 eggs
- Combine water and oil and bring to a boil.
Remove from the heat and, using a wooden spoon, stir in dry ingredients until well combined. The batter will be very thick. Allow popovers to cool slightly.
Stir in eggs one at a time until well combined. Rest batter for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a muffin or popover pan. Fill cups 3/4 full.
- Bake muffins for 20 to 25 minutes and popovers 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and turn out onto a towel or cooling rack and allow to cool.
Recipe by Rabbi Phyllis Sommer, http://www.reformjudaism.org/jewish-life/food-recipes/matzah-meal-popovers
Sadly this particular challenge group ended, but I definitely made some amazing recipes with this group and learned so much from these talented bakers. Don’t be afraid to try something new and find a baking challenge group that will keep you actively learning. It’s great fun! ! These Passover Popovers were definitely a success!
Here are a couple more bread recipes that are definitely successes!