Sunday, April 4, 2010

Chag Sameach!

I don't know about you guys, but I am really tired of matzoh. Moreover, I am really tired of those styrofoam diskettes they try to pass for cookies on this never-ending holiday. Things are different this year, though. The other day when I was going for a walk, I passed a burning bush and it spoke to me. "Sonja," it bellowed, "you must bring delicious pareve chocolate brownies to the good people of New England, more specifically those who are gong to be at seder with you!" Then my iPod turned into a snake and there were frogs EVERYWHERE.

Anyway I found the original recipe here. Thanks to epicurious for being so awesome all the time.

Chocolate Relief Passover Brownies

  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup ( 2 sticks) unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup matzoh cake meal
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Step 2: Lightly grease a 7 by 10-inch rectangular baking pan, a 9-inch square pan, or anything else you feel would be a good venue for your brownies.
Step 3: Mix the salt, cocoa powder, and matzoh cake meal together.

Step 4: Add the strawberries, making sure they are completely coated in the dry mixture.

Step 5: In a separate bowl, mix together the butter, eggs, and sugar.

Step 6: Add the wet mix to the dry mix. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Step 7: Taste the batter. Sam says the batter is more delicious than the actual brownies, and he might be right.

Step 8: Bake for 25 minutes. Let cool in pan.

The lovely and charming Emma Gunuey moonlights as a brownie model.

p.s. I hope all 2.5 of you appreciate how hard it was writing a blog post wth a broken keyboard. I had to do so much copying and pasting! This is my devotion to your Passover chocolate-consumption needs.

p.p.s. A bonus recipe: MACHOS (matzoh nachos)

Step 1: Pretend that you're making nachos but use matzoh instead of tortilla chps.

Yes, that is brisket on Sam's machos and yes, we also eat ham and cheese on matzoh and yes, we are "those" kinds of Jews.


  1. But "those" kind of Jews are the best kind!! Wish I had known about your brownie recipe before Passover ended (t-minus not too much longer!).

  2. SONJA. Get back to your blog! It misses you!