Monday, April 25, 2011

Amazing Toffee

One of our family traditions includes passover. I love this holy day
(and the festival that surrounds it) for it's rich symbolism and the
picture of Christ and his work on the cross. One of the best
"pictures" is the section from which many modern churches get their
communion. Three matzohs are placed in a cloth, part way through the
middle matzoh is removed, broken, wrapped, and hidden away. Later on
that middle matzoh is uncovered and ransomed back to the head of the
table. This is then broken and shared by all. The Jews have yet to see
this as a picture of the Trinity and Jesus broken for us. This piece
is also the piece that Jesus himself said "take, eat".
Matzoh has a lot of symbolism, the stripes, piercings, and yeast (sin
free) all remind us of the glory of the death and resurrection. As
great of a thing matzo is to the ceremony it often comes in large
packages and we have lots of leftovers.
A few years back I searched for recipes that used matzo, especially
dessert recipes because they are hard to find for passover. I stumbled
on this recipe and we (especially Amie) love it!!!! I read that
saltines could also be used but I have yet to try it.

1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
Matzo (or saltines)
Chocolate chips

Break the matzohs to cover the bottom of a 9 by 13 pan (about 10 oz.
if you use saltines). In a small saucepan melt butter and brown sugar.
Bring to a boil and let it boil for about 3 minutes. Pour over the top
of the matzohs. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes. Remove from
oven and cover with chocolate chips (I usually use about 1/2 to 3/4 of
a package). When the chocolate starts to look glossy spread it with a
spatula over the top. Allow to cool and become solid before slicing
and enjoying!!

Also if you want a little more salt/ sweet taste sprinkle the matzo
with some salt before you pour the butter sugar mixture over it.


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