Homemade matzo is crispy and delicious, golden and perfectly salted with the best flaky sea salt, and none of the dryness of storebought.
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 1minute
Total Time 16minutes
Author Ksenia Prints
4 ½cupssifted all-purpose flourplus more for rolling (I imagine a combination of whole wheat or spelt flours would also work great)
1teaspoonkosher saltplus more for sprinkling
4tablespoonsmild olive oil
1cupwarm waterplus up to an additional ½ cup (I have used the whole 1.5 cups in my matzos)
Flaky sea saltfresh herbs, dried herbs, garlic, or any other toppings you'd like (optional)
Preheat the oven to 500°F (260°C) and place a pizza stone (ideally), pizza tray or a 10-by-15-inch baking sheet (realistically) on the bottom oven rack.
In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients, using ¾ cup water to start, until they come together to form a dough. If the dough seems dry, add more water, a touch at a time.
Divide the dough into 8 pieces. Working a piece at a time, flatten each ball slightly and roll it out as thinly as possible with a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface. Repeat with the remaining dough pieces.
If you're looking for neat matzos, trim the rolled-out dough pieces into rectangles (I prefer the rustic look myself). Use a fork to prick holes in the surface of the dough.
lf salted matzoh are desired, brush or spray the dough surface lightly with water and sprinkle with salt to taste.
Carefully place some of the pieces of dough onto the pizza stone, pizza tray or baking sheet. They should fit snugly. Bake until the surface of the matzoh is golden brown and bubbly, 30 to 90 seconds. Using tongs, carefully flip the matzoh pieces and continue to bake until the other side is golden browned and lightly blistered, 15 to 30 seconds. Just let the matzoh get a few dots of light brown; do not let the matzoh turn completely brown as it will taste burnt. Keep careful, constant watch to keep the matzoh from burning; the exact baking time will vary from oven to oven and may get longer with subsequent batches.
Last-minute homemade matzos https://immigrantstable.com/homemade-matzo-passover/ April 8, 2015