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Matzah Toppings

jfood Apr 2, 2007 07:40 AM

It's that time of year again and Happy Pesach to all.

In addition to the normal butter and salt, I was wondering what people put on Matzah in addition.

My favorite is peanut butter

Anyone else top matzah with stuff other than butter?

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  1. ciaogal RE: jfood Apr 2, 2007 07:41 AM

    Cream cheese or Farmer cheese with cherry jam on my matzah

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      KingsKetz RE: ciaogal Apr 23, 2008 04:11 PM

      Ciaogal, you're a woman after my own heart! Those are my faves with an occasional foray into cream cheese or farmer cheese with smoked salmon. My sister and I have a yearly tradition of finding and exchanging jars of kosher l'pesach cherry jam. With whole cherries, of course!

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        NancyH RE: KingsKetz Apr 24, 2008 09:02 AM

        My breakfast this morning! A Passover classic from my childhood - matzoh with Temptee Cream Cheese and Cherry Jam! Lunch today will be matzoh with Charoset and banana. I am bummed - I could not get any Pesadich cherry jam this year.

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      lucyis RE: jfood Apr 2, 2007 07:42 AM

      I love all three, butter, salt and crunchy p.b. I also like butter and any cheese soft enough not to break the matzo. Gut Pesach to you as well.

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        sillywoman RE: jfood Apr 2, 2007 07:45 AM

        jams and jelly- sometimes honey

        1. CindyJ RE: jfood Apr 2, 2007 07:59 AM

          I didn't think peanut butter was kosher for Passover.

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            laurendlewis RE: CindyJ Apr 2, 2007 08:08 AM

            For more observant Jews it is not - but some of us more "relaxed" folks do not consider beans, corn, etc to be taboo.

            My husband likes matzah with butter & cinnamon/sugar in the toaster oven for breakfast.

            I just made Sephardic charoset for the first time - and it was SO good, I may be eating that on matzah for B, L, & D this week!!! We also used to eat sandwich stuff on matzah - mayo, turkey, lettuce, etc. Not such a fan in adulthood though.

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              kiwijen RE: CindyJ Apr 3, 2007 08:10 AM

              Well, I know that CH doesn't like us to discuss the laws of kashrut (kosherness) but there have been recent "decisions" in Conservative judaism regarding peanuts, peanut butter and peanut oil being OK for Passover. I'm not sure about other movements however. As I understand it, peanuts are considered "kitniyot" or traditionally forbidden by some groups because historically they were one of the substances bread could be made from so there could be cross-contamination or confusion that was better to be avoided. But they're not "chometz" specifically. There's lots of info online which you'll find if you do a quick search.

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              pamd RE: jfood Apr 2, 2007 08:25 AM

              I actually put the PB on it & stick it in the toaster oven on light- it just melts the PB & is extra yummy (sometimes top with jelly after)!

              have done matzah pizza in the past
              also good with mustard & kosher salami

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                jfood RE: pamd Apr 2, 2007 09:21 AM

                Matzah pizza sounds good. Will have to give that a go this weekend.

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                  ESNY RE: jfood Apr 2, 2007 09:55 AM

                  Matzoh pizza and matzoh grilled cheese are my two favorites. I only use processed american cheese for the matzo grilled cheese and stick it into an oven until the cheese is all bubbly and brown. Reminds me of my daily passover lunches growing up.

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                    pamd RE: jfood Apr 2, 2007 01:09 PM

                    it's good, but be careful not to overdue the sauce or it's difficult to handle.

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                  cimui RE: jfood Apr 2, 2007 08:31 AM

                  Gouda or swiss cheese melted over fresh tomato or roasted red peppers. Any kind of melted cheese is great, actually. I don't celebrate Pesach (since I'm not Jewish), but I buy matzah just for such nefarious purposes.

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                    howboy RE: jfood Apr 2, 2007 08:41 AM


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                      missclaudy RE: howboy Apr 2, 2007 08:49 AM

                      oh yeah baby!!!!

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                        chicgail RE: howboy Apr 2, 2007 01:08 PM

                        Yum. With just a sprinkling of salt. Heart attack on a cracker!

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                          southernitalian RE: howboy Apr 22, 2008 03:24 PM

                          Schmaltz, salt and cracked black pepper. Chopped liver. Livermush and scrambled eggs. Yum!

                        2. BeeZee RE: jfood Apr 2, 2007 09:17 AM

                          Hommous...esp if it's heavy on the tahini (ie, not too dry)
                          tuna salad
                          eggplant salad

                          1. AmyH RE: jfood Apr 2, 2007 09:52 AM

                            Cottage cheese (drained a bit) sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, then given a quick toast in the toaster oven. Best done on a piece of foil, since it can drip over the edges.

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                              TerriL RE: jfood Apr 2, 2007 03:52 PM

                              Tuna salad (no mayo). I always use this recipe:

                              1. Bob W RE: jfood Apr 2, 2007 03:58 PM

                                The same stuff I put on bagels: cream cheese, smoked salmon, whitefish spread...

                                As for butter -- it's gotta be unsalted whipped butter for me.

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                                  rds246 RE: jfood Apr 2, 2007 04:18 PM

                                  when I'm too lazy to make matzah pizza, I love to dip matzah into tomato basil sauce. its like a twist on chips and salsa

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                                    piccola RE: jfood Apr 2, 2007 06:36 PM

                                    Keep in mind that I'm not Jewish, so I don't keep kosher.

                                    Matzah "nachos" - salsa, olives, cheese, veggie refried beans, heated in the toaster oven
                                    President's Choice artichoke spread, sliced tomatoes
                                    Cottage cheese and apple butter, heated until melty (like a matzah danish)

                                    1. Kitchen Queen RE: jfood Apr 2, 2007 07:07 PM

                                      Haroset on Passover! YUM
                                      I also love to break it up and make matzo brie!
                                      This year I will chocolate cover some, schpritz w/chocolate whipped cream and offer up for dessert!

                                      1. Emme RE: jfood Apr 2, 2007 08:26 PM

                                        I do love that Egg'n'Onion flavor just straight up, but...

                                        On plain, I like apple butter. Or, apricot jam w/ a little butter.

                                        Top w/ sliced fresh mozzarella; stick in toaster til melty-ish. Sprinkle on grated parm; back in toaster/broiler to make bubbly. Top w/ sundried tomato puree, or marinara.

                                        My friend loves by bing cherry jam, a drizzle of hazelnut oil and a sprinkle of grated chocolate.

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                                          TerriL RE: jfood Apr 2, 2007 10:07 PM

                                          I made this today, and it was pretty amazing:

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                                            lucyis RE: TerriL Apr 3, 2007 08:32 AM

                                            I'm glad he gave Marcy Gold credit since this is almost identical to her recipe. I did try sprinkling fleur de sel on my matzo crunch this year and it will be part of my procedure from now on since it is just the right marriage of sweet, crunch and salt. Be careful this stuff is addictive!

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                                              TerriL RE: lucyis Apr 3, 2007 11:02 AM

                                              I linked to his recipe specifically because of the fleur de sel. I wouldn't want anyone to miss the best part!

                                          2. Put a Sake in it RE: jfood Apr 3, 2007 08:30 AM

                                            Cream cheese and jelly or cream cheese and green olives. Yum.

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                                              smartie RE: Put a Sake in it Apr 3, 2007 09:29 AM

                                              cream cheese and strawberry jam.

                                              crispy matzoh brie, with the matzoh soaked first then fried in butter

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                                              missfunkysoul RE: jfood Apr 3, 2007 08:39 AM

                                              chicken salad made from chicken from the soup, on top of matzah... nothing is better! i like to add wine vinegar, dijon and lots of celery and dill to the standard mayo.

                                              with my coffee, i like to do a thin layer of butter with cocoa powder ever-so-lightly sprinkled on top. sounds yuck, but it's really awesome... the bitterness of the cocoa is cut by the sweetness of the butter.

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                                                mglass RE: jfood Apr 3, 2007 01:32 PM

                                                I live off of matzah pizza all week! I wish I could eat peanut butter, but it was always taboo in my family. But Temptee (that whipped cream cheese) and jam is my favorite breakfast! Also, the classic smoked cheese melted on matzah is also a good snack.

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                                                  xiaoshira RE: jfood Apr 22, 2008 09:10 AM

                                                  I love cream cheese and honey!

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                                                    Diane in Bexley RE: jfood Apr 22, 2008 10:25 AM

                                                    Had to laugh because I just finished my lunch - chopped liver on matzo!

                                                    Smoked salmon/whitefish spread with tomatoes
                                                    kosher bologna & mayo
                                                    cream cheese & Polaner cherry jam
                                                    cream cheese & chopped green olives
                                                    Nutella & chocolate syrup usually Egg matzo (only for special occasions)

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                                                      milklady RE: jfood Apr 22, 2008 10:30 AM

                                                      My favorites are whitefish salad, madbukha (peppers and tomatoes) and the toffee style. My kids love cream cheese or melted cheese.

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                                                        bosox RE: milklady Apr 22, 2008 03:13 PM

                                                        i have a fabulous recipe for chocolate candied matzah, if anyone would like me to post it! it's delicious, inexpensive, and very very easy...

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                                                        jaykat RE: jfood Apr 22, 2008 06:33 PM

                                                        Ricotta cheese topped with apricot jam. Nice and moist. Great with coffee for breakfast.

                                                        1. puppymomma RE: jfood Apr 23, 2008 03:37 PM

                                                          I usually have cream cheese with strawberry preserves. But today I tried a clash of cultures and topped it with manchego and guava paste.


                                                          1. beelzebozo RE: jfood Apr 23, 2008 04:34 PM

                                                            anything that is good when topped with peanut butter is likewise good when topped with speculoos pate. a friend from belgium sent it to me, and for p.b. lovers it will blow your mind and open up broad new horizons.

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                                                              pigtails RE: jfood Apr 23, 2008 07:07 PM

                                                              i have been enjoying horseradish and smoked turkey this year. if you make it in the morning and bring it for lunch, it is a very pleasant texture, not so messy. i have been thinking that cream cheese with smoked salmon and capers and arugula would be pleasant as well.

                                                              1. jnk RE: jfood Apr 24, 2008 05:33 AM

                                                                Hmmmmm! Liverwurst. Hmmmmm.

                                                                1. weinstein5 RE: jfood Apr 24, 2008 07:53 AM

                                                                  only time of the year I di this - I keep strict kosher fir passover so no mustard - salami with catsup on matzah - it is so wrong but tastes so right -

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                                                                    Diane in Bexley RE: weinstein5 Apr 24, 2008 11:56 AM

                                                                    This is also wrong, but good for Pesach, kosher bologna with that homemade tasting full fat mayo on matzo. It was the one time of the year my mother made mayo from scratch, EVOO, eggs & fresh lemon juice. Embarrassed to say I could eat a bowl of it plain.

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                                                                      weinstein5 RE: Diane in Bexley Apr 24, 2008 02:19 PM

                                                                      that does sound good - found a package of balogna in the fridge - will have to try it tonight

                                                                  2. davmar77 RE: jfood Apr 24, 2008 09:47 AM

                                                                    maple syrup and some kind of preserves both work.also,my wife made it with added pecans.yummy stuff.

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