Happy Passover! Are you celebrating? I managed to make matzo ball soup from a box (don't judge!) and bought jarred gefelte fish (again, don't judge). I also bought a box of matzo crackers and had one topped with cream cheese, harissa and cucumbers, and another topped with Nutella, cashews and sliced Granny Smith apple: both delicious concoctions.
Last year I shared a recipe for savory matzo brei that has been quite popular and has been used in round ups by Huffington Post and Buzz Feed: yay for extra blog traffic! This year I bring you a sweet version of matzo brei. Enjoy!
This sweet matzo brei is awesome for breakfast, dessert or a snack. It can be made with any variety of dried fruit, but I liked the combination of dried apricots and sour cherries. There's no need for additional sugar because there is enough sweetness from the dried fruit and dark chocolate chips!!! Instead of making the brei in a skillet like last year (my broken arm is still not a 100% healed), I decided to bake it.
Sweet Matzo Brei
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
3 matzo crackers (the large ones that come in a box)
1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
1/2 cup dried sour cherries
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
2. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, vanilla extract and milk.
3. In a separate bowl soak matzo cracker in just enough hot water to cover for 1 minute. Remove the matzo crackers, breaking them up, and add to the egg mixture.
4. Add the dried fruit and chocolate chip to the egg and matzo cracker mixture and mix to combine.
5. Oil a baking dish (~8x6") with oil and pour in the sweet matzo brei mixture. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
6. Remove the sweet matzo brei from the oven and let stand for a few minutes before cutting into rectangles. Serve hot, at room temperature or even cold the next day. This sweet matzo brei will keep in the refrigerator for at least 3 days.
How good does this look?
Have you made matzo brei before? What's your favorite recipe?