15 Passover Recipes That Won't Make You Miss Leaven
Liven up your Passover meals with recipes for truffle-matzo ball soup, savory matzo brei, flourless chocolate cake and more.
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Seven Layer Cake for Passover
No Jewish holiday is complete without a towering seven layer cake; why should Passover be any different? Made of poppy seed-studded orange-scented sponge cake and topped with chocolate buttercream, this dessert makes up in flavor what it lacks in leavening agents.
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Throwdown's Matzo Ball Soup
Bobby Flay's matzo balls are anything but airy, flavored by both chives and dill and given heft with some chicken fat. The soup stock is similarly complex and subtly spicy, thanks to roasted jalapenos.
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Matzo Brei With Creamed Spinach and Crispy Onions
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The browned, slightly crispy exterior of homemade macaroons trumps the mushy canned variety every single time. These simple coconut-chocolate treats require only 5 ingredients and 40 minutes of your time.
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Flourless Chocolate-Almond Cake
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Truffled Shiitake Matzo Ball Soup
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Matzo Apple Tea Cakes
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For those who stand on the simple-and-savory side of the matzo brei debate, this egg and butter brei requires few ingredients and even less time to prepare. Eat the browned pieces as is, or sweeten the lot with maple syrup or preserves.
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Chocolate Matzo Farfel Haystacks
Turn the broken matzo bits into kosher-for-Passover candy clusters by melting mounts of chocolate, nuts and dried fruit with the toasted pieces.
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Chicken Liver Mousse
In classic delicatessan style, Alton's fragrant chicken liver mousse is ready for spreading on matzo at the seder or throughout Passover week.
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