The absence of regular flour for 8 days means Passover desserts require creativity. It's easy to tire of the same old sponge cakes, macaroons and meringues, but one dessert I never get sick of is my mom's caramel matzah crunch.
Butter, sugar and chocolate- what's not to love!
- a few sheets of matzah
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Line a baking sheet with aluminium foil and then parchment paper on top.
- Arrange matzah in a single layer on the parchment.
- To make caramel, place butter and brown sugar in a medium sized saucepan and bring to a boil. Once it is bubbling, let cook for 3-5 minutes while constantly stirring so the mixture doesn't burn.
- Pour caramel over the matzos as evenly as possible.
- Reduce oven to 350 and bake for approx. 10 minutes, checking that the caramel doesn't burn.
- Remove from the oven and sprinkle chocolate chips on top, which will melt from the heat.
- Once the chocolate has melted, spread out with a spatula to even it out.
- Chill until the chocolate and the caramel are set and then break into pieces to serve.
- drizzle with white chocolate
- sprinkle ground almonds or other nuts on the warm chocolate
PS- I get to eat bread in 3 sleeps! Yay!!!