Wow… We had one of the best Pesach dinners this year. It was such a blessing! We used a Messianic Passover Haggadah and my boys (husband included) not only read the English, but read and sang the Hebrew! Oh My Goodness! Really! Those that have been with me during our time with Beth Yeshua, you know I cry every single time I see non-Jewish believers singing the Torah portion and then this. THIS. It was so touching and beautiful! I am so thankful my entire family is convinced of the Messianic path and that we walk out our faith!
I neglected to take pictures of each individual dish for the recipes, so please forgive me. I wasn’t thinking about posting the recipes until today. I’m still learning this blogging thing 🙂
If this is your first Pesach and you are not sure how to have a Seder, see this post with a Passover workshop and the Messianic Haggadah we used. Be sure to note that each day during the Feast are different readings, you can find those in that post as well.
One final note, we have so much fun hiding the Afikoman. If you have children, don’t skip this part. My boys look forward to this all year long and ask David to hide matzah for the rest of this Feast.
I pray your Pesach is a blessing! And remember that it is not so important to do it “right” but to have the desire to honor Abba. So, don’t worry too much about having everything just perfect.
Preparations are in full swing for Pesach around here. We are spending time cleaning out the leaven… But, I am going to start this post by going backwards a bit…
You see, I have a bunch of christmas, halloween and easter stuff … We have been keeping Abba’s feasts for 3 years and had been planning to sell all that stuff. And we have been… a little here and a little there. I was planning to sell what is left (and it is still a ton of stuff) in a big yard sale this Spring. Well, a couple of weeks ago, Rabbi Greg was discussing this very topic and asked … if it’s not good enough for you, why are you pushing it on (selling it to) anyone else? It made me think of Abraham’s father… the idol maker. UGH! I was already feeling really strange selling stuff to friends and neighbors that I didn’t want near me or my family. I attempted to justify it by saying… It did give me an opportunity to explain our walk and why we keep Abba’s feasts… but still it just felt wrong. Well, after Rabbi talked about selling our idols, both my hubby and I knew immediately what needed to be done. He actually looked at me and said… so much for a yard sale, huh? Yeah… not doing it. We’re not going to profit from selling our idols! Then and there hubby and I decided to have a bonfire to get rid of all this junk …
Well, yesterday, while pondering the meaning of Pesach, I realized I still have all this stuff here in my home!! Leaven! Idols! So, I get to thinking… “it’s been raining a bunch this past week, so it won’t be too dry to burn”. Today was the day. THE day to have the bonfire to destroy our idols … an idol bonfire on the farm! I get up this morning and it’s dreary, somber and wet outside (not raining, just wet) … yep PERFECT for a bonfire… and then (there always seems to be an “and then”) … I got this on our local weather bug alert:
Wind Advisory … no bonfire today!
LOL… so we are now just boxing it all up to take to the dump… and humming as we work…. >bye-bye leaven! It feels good (like I knew that it would…)!!!! I can seriously hear Rabbi singing James Brown with me right now, can’t you! LOL! I know it says “I” feel good… but I’m changing the words today!
I pray you all are feeling this good sweeping the leaven out of your own lives! Following Abba’s path is pure joy! A delight! A blessing!
3 Cups All Purpose Flour Wheat Flour (My all purpose flour does not have any leavening agents… might want to check if you are planning to use it).
3 TBSP olive oil
2.5 TBSP Honey
1/2 Cup Warm Water
1.5 tsp Salt
Preheat oven to 450
Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Add eggs, oil, honey and water to the flour mixture and knead until smooth.
Divide and, with hands greased with olive oil, form into golf-ball sized sections.
On a floured surface, roll each ball into flat, round circles. We roll the Matzah balls out flat with a glass … if you have never done this, try it! You will understand how much easier it is when working with smaller dough pieces than using a rolling pin! LOL!
If you would like the dough to be crispier, (more like crackers) prick holes in the surface with a fork; if you want a thicker flat bread (which is great for sandwiches) do not prick the dough. Since this is for the Pesach meal, we wanted ours to be pricked for this batch.
Place on a pan or stone in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Keep checking and flipping them every three or so minutes.
UPDATE 3.27.13 Added 6 cloves of minced garlic and 1/2 small onion chopped fine to the recipe using whole wheat flour. Added about 3 tablespoons more olive oil and WOW, it is fabulous! We will be making this regularly!
We have cooked this recipe several times and we all love it…. And I especially love how easy it is to cook 🙂 We will be having this after our Passover Seder. This is from Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook. I’ll post my pictures after Pesach!