- Step 1: Know what's not kosher Know which ingredients are not allowed during Passover: wheat, rye, barley, spelt, and oats, meaning that most kinds of flour can't be used. Leavening agents like yeast and baking powder are also a no-no.
- Step 2: Learn substitutions Learn how to make substitutions for forbidden ingredients, like a combination of matzo meal and potato starch in place of flour. Find substitution lists in kosher cookbooks and on kosher websites.
- TIP: Avoid the common mistake of using too much matzo meal in dessert recipes; it makes them too heavy.
- Step 3: Go nuts Make desserts that rely on finely ground nuts to take the place of flour, or to serve as crust base for cheesecake.
- TIP: Combine 1/3 cup of granulated sugar with a 1/2 teaspoon potato starch and blend them together in a food processor or coffee grinder to make kosher for Passover powdered sugar.
- Step 4: Count on chocolate Count on dark chocolate to save the day! Bake a delicious flourless chocolate cake, or make brownies using matzo meal or cake meal.
- TIP: Turn plain matzo into delectable crunch bars with the addition of dark chocolate and caramel.
- Step 5: Use egg whites Make goodies that attain height and airiness from beaten egg whites rather than leavening agents, like a sponge cake, meringues, or macaroons.
- Step 6: Focus on fruit Focus on fruit-based desserts, like sorbets, honey-drizzled fruit with walnuts, or fruit compote.
- FACT: One of the largest Seders in the world takes place in Kathmandu, Nepal and involves 2,000 people.
You Will Need
- Matzo meal
- Potato starch
- Ground nuts
- Sugar (optional)
- Food processor or coffee grinder (optional)