Whole Wheat Matzo

It's Passover! I remember making matzo while growing up in Hebrew school but I haven't for years. I know matzo has a bad rep for tasting like cardboard but I've actually always enjoyed it with jam, peanut butter, or honey. Matzo is so easy to make and only takes three ingredients. The whole wheat version tasted a lot like pita bread but I still liked it a lot! Anyone giving up bread for the week? 

2 cups white whole wheat flour
1 cup warm water
1 teaspoon kosher salt

1. Pre-heat the oven to 475ยฐ. Have ready a two baking sheets lined with parchment, a rolling pin, and a fork for pricking holes.

2. Mix together the flour,water, and salt. Knead briefly until the dough comes together into a smooth ball, 3-5 minutes. If the dough sticks to your hands or the counter, add flour a teaspoon at a time until it is no longer sticky.

3. Cut the dough into egg-sized pieces and sprinkle the counter with flour. Working with one piece at a time, roll out the dough as thin as you can. Cut out rounds of dough with a 3" cookie cutter. You could really do any shape you want! I did a cute scalloped cutter. Transfer to a baking sheet and prick it all over to prevent the dough from puffing in the oven.

4. Repeat until the baking sheet is full. The breads won't spread, so you can put the pieces fairly close together. Bake until crisp, 5-6 minutes.

5. While the first batch is baking, prepare the second batch. Continue baking and rolling until all the matzo has been cooked. Enjoy - Happy Passover! 

Recipe adapted from: The Kitchn
Photos by: Zac Wolf Photography