The Seder meal associated with Passover is a great way to find
some Passover recipes to get your child into cooking. You can use it
as a way of getting your child interested in preparing food for
large groups of people or as a way to get them talking about why
Passover is celebrated, depending on the age of your child.
You can talk about the importance of separating the eggs instead of
using yeast to make the bread and how the Jews left Egypt so fast
that they had no time to let the bread rise. When you're chopping up
the horseradish, you can discuss the Torah's passage about the
bitterness of slavery. However, you can just make some traditional
recipes for fun as a way of spending time with your child.
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This sweet mixture is incredibly easy to make which makes this a
good choice when youre looking for easy Passover recipes. It goes
really with pancakes and matzah. You will need:
8 medium apples peeled and quartered. Red apples tend to work
better as they are naturally sweeter than their green
Half a cup of almonds
3 tablespoons of sugar. You may need more if your apples are
tart, or if your guests have a sweet tooth.
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Rind of a medium lemon, grated
4 tablespoons sweet red wine.
Chop all the dry ingredients together until the largest pieces are
the size of half a peanut. Add the red wine to taste. The overall
mixture should be fairly thick, and these measurements will give you
around 3 cups worth.
If you're trying to
introduce your child to the religious aspect of Passover, you'll
need to include some unleavened bread at some point.
Matzo can be used in lots of easy Passover recipes, and Matzo Brei
is one of the tastiest sweet snacks to try. To serve 4 people, get
Break the matzos up into quarter size pieces and soak them
in warm water for a few minutes. Drain the water out and use
some paper towels to squeeze the mush as dry as possible. Beat the
eggs with a fork and then mix in with the rest of the ingredients.
Get the oil nice and hot in a skillet and fry 2 tablespoons of the
mixture at a time. You can eat them as they come off the skillet or
serve with honey for dipping.
Passover can be a tough time for children as a lot of their favorite
foods like chicken fingers are off the menu due to their grain
content. However, with a little creative thinking, you can make easy
Passover recipes that will satisfy young appetites. Use these
ingredients for a kosher alternative to chicken fingers:
4 chicken breasts cut into small strips
1 large egg
3 cups of crushed up matzos, normally around 8 matzos
Salt and pepper for seasoning
Oil for frying
Lemon wedges for serving
Beat the eggs well in a bowl. In a separate bowl mix the salt,
pepper and matzo. Dip each strip into the egg mixture, then into the
matzo, making sure that the matzo mixture sticks all the way round
each strip. Then fry at a high temperature for 2 minutes on each
side, or until the chicken is fully cooked through.
Try to get your child to help you make these easy Passover recipes
as both an introduction to the tradition of Passover and to create
an interest in cooking.
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