Monday, April 25, 2011

Pizza and Smores, for Passover, Oh My!

Passover... a time for family, Seders, remembrance, but, for Celiacs, a somewhat difficult time to eat! Passover isn't meant to be a comfortable and delicious experience. We're remembering when we were slaves and were freed, and had no time at all to cook, so we eat matzoh - unleavened bread, as our ancestors did (for 8 nights).

During Passover, many products are made with matzoh, or matzoh meal - for Celiacs, its a problem, as they have gluten. Thankfully, we live in such an advanced wonderful time, and there are amazing alternatives. This year, I've been LOVING Yehuda's gluten free matzoh style crackers. They are made with potato starch, not gluten based ingredients (and really are reminiscent of a pringle).

This year, my two favorite snacks were.... Matzoh Pizza and Matzoh Smores!!

Matzoh Pizza is really SO easy to make (as are the Matzoh Smores). Seriously, the prep time is all of 3-4 minutes. I line my disposable pans with aluminum foil (makes for easy clean up). You do not have to spray the pan for either recipe. Lay a sheet of Matzoh (your preferred gluten free version). Add your sauce, I was pleased to see different options at my local market that were kosher for Passover and gluten free. Then, I love cheese - so I add a LOT of delicious shredded mozzarella cheese on top. Bake in oven for 10 minutes at 425 degrees, and then pump the oven up to broil - to get the top nice and brown, for just 2 minutes.

Crazy that it looks like real pizza, actually tastes AMAZING as well. I made 2! (just for me!)...

Next up, Matzoh Smores, my specialty (it's easy, and very chocolaty, so its very me)!

Add one sheet of Matzoh. My secret trick I'll share with you is this. I break up the Matzoh when it is in the pan (this is a messy delicious treat, it helps when the Matzoh is already in pieces, makes it easier to break apart later - you'll see!). I typically put a little bit of butter on top of the Matzoh, before I add the marshmallows, I did find that the butter tastes better with regular Matzoh, with the gluten free Matzoh I'm not as big of a fan of the butter - up to you. Add marshmallows to cover the Matzoh - they do spread and become about 1 1/2 times the size - so spread them out. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. When brown on top - like below, take them out of the oven.

My favorite part is next, add MANY wonderful chocolate chips, try to cover every marshmallow, none should be neglected!

Bake for 2 minutes at 350 degrees.

Now, this is my favorite part, you know they are ready when you can smear the chocolate with ease (with your finger of course!). You can spread it over the marshmallows, like I did above, or leave the beautiful chocolate chips in place - either way works just fine. Now, you enjoy. YUM!! Thank me later.

End your Passover with these great treats and tell me how wonderful they were!!

Was thrilled to find a Kosher Celiac Passover guide on Amazon, if you've heard of it, or recommend it, please let us know! HAPPY PASSOVER to those celebrating!

1 comment:

  1. Actually. in Israel we are waiting to passover in order to buy a lot of gluten free products usually not availble during the year.
    The only thing i couldn`t find is gluten free matza-ball that taste like the regular one.