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Dear Friends

We will once again be joining together as a Christian family to remember the long journey that started with the Jewish people in Egypt which we continue to be on today.  We will do this with our annual Christian Seder Meal at tea time on Palm Sunday (6.00pm).  In preparation for this you will need to make some special menu items which we will eat before our main meal together.
The actual celebration of the Seder is a complete meal with supper during the ritual. In the service which follows.  Like the Seder, it should be festive and joyous. Before the celebration set the table as for a dinner. Each plate should have small portions of the following:

CHAROSET: Combine: 1/2 cup chopped nuts (i.e. walnuts) 1/2 cup peeled, cored and diced apple 1 Tsp. cinnamon, 1 Tbsp. brown sugar, ½ cup of Red wine or alcohol free juice, as desired. Mix in a bowl and keep at room temperature. This recipe can be increased to serve any number; it should serve 4 to 6 people but it does taste good.

MARROR: Bitter herbs such as parsley, Romaine lettuce and grated horseradish root (difficult to find so can use horseradish sauce).

EGG: at least one slice of hard-boiled egg each.

SALT WATER: a separate small dish next to the dinner plate.

WINE GLASS: This should be empty at the beginning of the meal.

MATZAH: unleavened flatbread one piece.

MATZAH RECIPE

Mix well: 3-1/4 cups flour 1 cup water 1 Tbsp. salt

Divide into three equal balls of dough. Shape each into very thin circle 6 to 8 in. diameter.

Place on a greased sheet and prick the dough with a fork. Bake in a preheated oven at 500° for 5-6 min. or until brown.

MATZO BREAD

Directions:

Get everything that you need ready before you start. Preheat your oven to 475 degrees. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper. Get a rolling pin, pastry brush, and fork out. You only need two ingredients, flour and water. Mix together 2 cups of flour with 1 cup of water.

Knead the dough on a well-floured board until it comes together. It takes about 3-4 minutes. If the dough is really sticky add flour a tablespoon at a time until it isn’t anymore.

Cut the dough into 8-12 chunks. Roll them out as thinly as you can. Make sure that you flour everything really well to stop the dough sticking.

Put the flattened dough onto the parchment lined baking sheet. Prick with a fork. Brush off some of the excess flour. This dough does not spread so you can put a number on a sheet. Put in the preheated oven.

After 3-4 minutes, they will be golden brown and crispy.

Best wishes

Andy