Make Your Own Matzo with this Easy Matzo Recipe

Making matzo is easy.  After all, one of the reasons we eat Matzo on Passover is to remind ourselves of the rush of the exodus in which our ancestors carried with them only simple dough that didn’t have time to rise. As time was the issue, the preparation must have been quick. Today, we share our easy to complete matzo recipe.

Time is Important for a successful Matzo Recipe

Time is a significant issue when you make your own matzo. Not more than 18 minutes can pass once the flour and water mix until the matzo baked.

make your own matzo

Commercial matzo has neat rows, ours looks similar, only not as “neat.”

Matzo Recipe


  • 3/4 cup white flour*
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Extra flour for dusting the rollout area

* Kosher for Passover matzo uses kemach shel matzah shamura (flour watched from harvest to packing to make sure it has not come into contact with any moisture).


  1. Place a flat pan/baking sheet inside the oven and preheat to 250C (475F)
  2. Mix the flour and water in a bowl (start watching your time now)
  3. Using approximately 2 Tbsp of the mixture, form a ball, and roll out flat on a floured surface
  4. Use a fork to prick the flattened dough all over
  5. Place the flattened dough on the preheated baking sheet in the oven
  6. Cook for a couple of minutes each side or until starting to brown
  7. Remove cooked matzo from the oven
What could be easier!

Matzo Recipe Tips

While one piece of matzo is cooking, roll out the next piece, so there is a continuous flow of flattened matzo for the oven.


To speed up the process, have three people making it assembly line fashion (one to mix, one to flatten, one to cook).

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About Esther Rosenblum

Born in Berlin, Esther immigrated to the United States when she was four. She grew up in Canarsie, loving the suburban New York lifestyle. Ester is a traditionalist and loves the folklore and customs around the Jewish holidays. A collector of knick-knacks, she writes Kibitz Spot to share her passion.


  1. That takes care of your food for 250 days. Hope the sun is shining & hot enough to bake the Matzo.


    • Those look sooooooooo damn good! I reebmmer reading about your coconut lime macaroons way back when and vowed I would make them, they sounded so good! Unfortunately, there is only one ingredient in all the world that I don’t think I can get my husband to eat, and that’s coconut. So, I’ve written down both recipes for when he goes on another out of town job. 😉

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