'Passover' on Serious Eats

American Classics: Matzo 'Crack' S'mores

Last year I put together a slideshow of Matzo Crack recipes for Passover. This year's post was inspired by a tweet I saw by Serious Eats New York editor Max Falkowitz that went a little something like this: "What to do with Matzo for Passover: Eat with Charoset. Make Matzo Crack. Cry. End of list." Which got me thinking what else in the dessert realm could be done with matzo. Then it hit me. Chocolate covered Matzo 'Crack' would make a great base for s'mores. Break out the Kosher for Passover marshmallows! More

Mixed Review: Manischewitz Chocolate Brownies with Fudge Frosting

It must be extremely difficult to develop decent-tasting kosher for Passover baking mixes that have no flour or leaveners, like baking soda or baking powder. So I kept an open mind as I prepared the chocolate brownie mix with fudge frosting ($3.99). I wasn't expecting over-the-top deliciousness, but I was hoping for a not-too-dense brownie with real fudge flavor and creamy frosting. More

Passover Candy: Manischewitz Pâte de Fruits and Matzo Crunch

At the end of a large and lengthy Seder meal, the last thing most people want is a slice of leaden flourless cake or a sticky macaroon. This year, in lieu of more traditional baked desserts, try serving Passover candy. The first is a quirky twist on French pâte de fruits using Manischewitz wine. The second is my version of cookbook author Marcy Goldman's famous Caramel Matzoh Crunch, gussied up with coconut and almonds. People refer to it as matzo crack, rightfully so. More

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