Matzo brownies

    45 min

    Delicious brownies for Passover! These are made with matzo meal, eggs, cocoa powder and chopped walnuts.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 5 eggs
    • 500g (1¼ lb) caster sugar
    • 300ml (1/2 pint) vegetable oil
    • 100g (3¾ oz) matzo cake meal
    • 125g (4¼ oz) cocoa powder
    • 150g (5 oz) chopped walnuts

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Beat eggs and sugar. Add oil. Mix in cake meal and cocoa. Add nuts (or use the nuts as a topping. See footnote).
    2. Bake in a greased 23x33cm (9x13 in) baking tin at 160 C / Gas mark 3 for 30 minutes. Check the brownies and return to the oven an additional 5 minutes if needed. The secret to moist brownies is to underbake them.


    I put nuts on top rather than in the brownies for two reasons: They make the top look good without having to ice them and, for those who don't or can't eat nuts, they are easily removed without having to search for them.

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    I thought these brownies were great! It's so hard to find a passover dessert recipe that tastes delicious as well. This did it. I'll be making these every year!  -  21 Apr 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Wonderful recipe. Similar but better than Passover Brownies in Second Helpings Please. For easy removal, I greased pan & lined it with parchment paper, which I also greased. At 30 minutes, toothpick doesn't come out clean but the top is set & brownies are perfectly moist. Note: Cake meal is ground finer then regular matzo meal. You can make matzo cake meal by using blender to grind matzo meal into a fine powder. Strain to sift out any lumps. Brownies freeze well. If freezing, don't ice until defrosted. Optional Icing: In microwave, melt in 20 second intervals, 6 ozs. semi-sweet chocolate squares or chips, 1½ tbsps. margarine & 1/8 + 1/16 tsp. water.  -  27 Mar 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The best Passover brownies I have ever made. If you don't have cake meal you can use regular matza meal - the consistency will be a bit less smooth, but they will be great nonetheless - and won't last long.  -  25 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)