3/14/13

Chocolate-Covered Matzo, Three Ways

With Passover right around the corner, you're probably flipping through a variety of food magazines, thoughtfully putting together your Seder menu, right? Well, when it comes to dessert, look no further. Taking inspiration from the season and uhm, elsewhere, Matt and I've come up with three different takes on the chocolate-covered matzo. You're welcome!

Version 1: 
Chocolate-Covered Matzo á la Martha Stewart adapted from Martha Stewart Living
makes three matzos

5 oz. dark chocolate, chopped
Matzos
chili-spiced dried mango (available at Trader Joe's), chopped
roasted, salted pistachios, chopped

Melt chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Using a small offset spatula, spread melted chocolate over matzo. Sprinkle chopped dried mango and pistachios on top. Leave at room temperature until chocolate sets up.
(This was delicious, kind of like a chocolate-covered pretzel, but you know, matzo.)

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Version 2:
Chocolate-Covered Matzo á la Super-Fun Kid's Time
makes three matzos

5 oz. dark chocolate, chopped
Matzos
multi-colored sprinkles

Melt chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Using a small offset spatula, spread melted chocolate over matzo. Sprinkle with multi-colored sprinkles. Leave at room temperature until chocolate sets up.

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Version 3:
Chocolate-Covered Matzo á la Kinfolk magazine*
makes three matzos

5 oz. dark chocolate, chopped
Matzos
found flowers from a nearby meadow, gulch, or patch
dried leaves, sourced while on an impromptu picnic
rocks, locally-quarried

Melt chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Using a small offset spatula, spread melted chocolate over matzo. Sprinkle with flowers, leaves, and rocks. Leave at room temperature until chocolate sets up.

Once it's set up, wrap it in a thrifted blanket and take it to your neighbor's as a gift. Say something like, "I made this for you. Please don't eat it." Or, "I tend to see beauty in the world where others may not." Or, "You've just been kinfolked."

*Not safe for consumption.

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44 comments:

Matthew said...

I cracked a tooth on the kinfolk matzo :-(

Rachel @ foodrefuge said...

Beautiful! Love your Kinfolk cover:-)
(sorry about your tooth, Matt)

Tim said...

OMG CAN WE HAVE A KINFOLK DINNER IN YOUR BACKYARD?! We'll serve the new Doritos Cool Ranch Tacos® from Taco Bell® and Red Bulls®! xoxo

sk said...

haaaaa! i love you.

Lydia said...

Guffaaww!! You're my fave.

Kara said...

OMG "I tend to see beauty in the world where others may not." Freaking hilarious. Also, I want to believe you are wearing a belted, linen dress. But I think it's an oxford, huh?
LOVE YOU GUYS!
xx

tannaz said...

you're a genius. (nice tat.)

Kimberley said...

Can't wait to try that Kinfolk version. Looks so inspiring!

Eva said...

ahahaha i really thought the first one had bacon on it at first and oh god...the flowers...
but for serious, if you've never made chocolate caramel matzoh (i think the original recipe is from marcy gold-something) it's the best thing ever

deena said...

Because if matzo can't be an aspirational object, what can? Kinfolked!

Mary Anne said...

I went to a dinner party and brought my dish in Pyrex. Everyone else's was wrapped in kraft paper and tied with twine. I got KINFOLKED!!

Mary Anne said...

Oh so did you buy your matzo? Oh. That sounds convenient. I grind my own flour, so...

Sara in America said...

hahahah. I LOVE you for making fun of Kinfolk. And I just noticed that my comment on your sundae/book post didn't appear for some reason (probably due to my stupid work gmail that sometimes interferes with my regular account on blogger). ANYWAY. I am so happy for you, lady! And I simply can not wait to read your book. Congratulations!

movita beaucoup said...

I've been searching for ways to use my locally-quarried rocks for ages. This recipe comes just in time!

RachelRobot said...

Finally!!!!!!! If normal keyboards had emojis, I would give this post a thumbs-up.

Ashley Bee said...

Haha, I love the "do not eat this" one. So funny. I never have had matzo!

K said...

Love this.

Rebecca Altman said...

I second the kinfolk dinner in the backyard thing. Make sure everyone wears flannel shirts and brings their food in kraft paper. It'll be so cool pleasedoitpleasepleasepleaseeee?

Rebecca Altman said...

Nail in the coffin. Hat on the hatchet. ITS CONFIRMED: You are awesome.

Also, I think I'm totally guilty of kinfolking people. Have I handed you a pile of leaves to take home before? *nibbles on nail worriedly*

amelia said...

ha!! Did I talk to you about the pile of leaves example?

BUT, here's the thing: if you gave me a pile of leaves, I would *get it*. I would know that you were truly INTO those leaves and that you hadn't been tipped off to the idea from a magazine.

PLUS, remember when you gave me those Kava Kava leaves? That was pretty cool. :) :)

amelia said...

@Tim: JUST because you included the Registered Trademark symbol for those products, I say YES. Yes, to a KInfolk Dinner in my backyard!

Just give me a year to plan/ procrastinate / build up the courage??

amelia said...

Glad you noticed the tattoos, Tannaz! Guess who else noticed them? The UPS guy. I think he was pretty bummed (and confused) when I told him they were press-on.

Rebecca Altman said...

Damn I meant to send you home with more kava the other night, too...

And I guess the dorky enthusiasm with which they would be presented would totally NOT be laid back kinfolk flannel shirt wearing cool.

Tim said...

Mary Anne! A+ humor. Serious LOL.

Anonymous said...

WOO! Awesome! Kinfolked has staying power. For serious! Youre too good!

sarah said...

KINFOLK :D More powerful recipe: Remove all verbs. Nouns only. Flower leaf rock chocolate water blanket neighbor gift beauty world.

olivia ann said...

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Dorie {BrooklynSalt} said...

Read this post at the laundromat...laughed out loud at the laundromat.

laura cottrill said...

Just saw these the other day at Whole Foods!! Thank you!!
Cant wait to try them!!

Erin said...

This is the best.

Amy said...

Kinfolked is my new favorite word.

CarrieWilink said...

Hi, Yummy!! Very attractive presentation and got eager to try it now. I hope that my bros are going enjoy this.

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Anonymous said...

I think this person writes for Kinfolk.

amelia said...

ahhahhahahaaha totally.

Yossy said...

Can I come? I will arrive by canoe!

KK said...

a kinfolk dinner party? sounds like a video just waiting to happen.

Shelley said...

I still don't get chocolate and chili-spice.

But I'd eat a rock if it had sprinkles on it.

amelia said...

hahahhaa definitely!!

Marshal Legazpi said...

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Alissa Dragun said...

Love all the Matzo Ideas and shots! Funny!
Alissa

moriah said...

My favorite part of this post is your fake tats Amelia! I died. So funny.

Sasha said...

Your Kinfolk cover and "recipe" is genius!

Tina said...

this is hilarious!

carrieannecox said...

I just want to say, you have noooo idea how therapeutic this post is, what with Passover being, well, over and all. And that is because Kinfolk just moved into my neighborhood. Yup. The ultimate in getting Kinfolked just happened to me. I'm going to have to wrap my whole entire punk house in kraft paper. And twine. Probably the cats, too.