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Bagels or Rolls Made from Matzo Dough

Magazine article Sunset

Bagels or Rolls Made from Matzo Dough

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Matzo meal is the base of these crisp, hollow-centered bagel and rolls. They are appropriate for Passover, and delicious any other time for snacks or sandwiches. Serve the lightly sweetened version with tea or coffee.

During Passover--which starts April 6 this year--matzos (unleavened bread, just wheat flour and water) are eaten through the week, commemorating the exodus of enslaved Jews, led by Moses, from Egypt; their departure was so abrupt there was no time to wait for bread to rise.

Matzo meal, made from crushed matzos, can very in color; dark-toasted meal makes rolls that look as if they are made with whole-wheat flour.

To make these bagels is very simple, unlike regular yeast bagels, which must be boiled, then baked. Here, you use the same technique as for making cream puffs. Water and oil come to a boil, then you dump in the matzo and mix well. It is important that this mixture cools before you add the eggs, or the baked product won't puff and you'll get rock-like results. Passover Bagels or Rolls 2/3 cup water 1/3 cup salad oil 1 cup matzo meal 1 tablespoon sugar, optional 3 large eggs Water Powdered sugar, optional

Combine 2/3 cup water and the oil in a 1-1/2- to 2-quart pan. …

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