Passover Countdown: Recipe Alert

I’m going to be doing a lot of traveling this month. I’m in Chicago this weekend, Mexico next week, and then I come home, and it’s Passover.

I spend the majority of the holiday at my parents, but still I like to contribute just a little bit of Aly-flair…which often means stealing flair from others.

Last week, I met up with Jes Gordon for a super-fun breakfast at Bond Street at the Thompson Hotel in Beverly Hills. I worship Jes, not only is she gorgeous, but she’s a riot, a fellow NY-bred Jew, and a lover of all things fabulous and cocktaily.

She’s also a coveted Celebrity Event Producer and author of “Party Like a Rock Star” — a book I consult ALL THE TIME. (Even before we were buds.) We chatted a bit about…well, stuff that has nothing to do with any high-holiday, I confess, but then we got to…Matzoh Crack. And other things. Read below!

All recipes courtesy of Jes!

Choco-Matzah (“Matzh Crack”)
4 sheets matzah
4 oz. Nutella (warmed up in the microwave)

4 oz. marshmallow fluff
1 package (2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate chips
Coarse sea salt

Spread a layer of Nutella and marshmallow fluff each sheet of matzoh. Place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper.

Melt chocolate in a double boiler until smooth and creamy. Spread melted chocolate over matzoh to cover and sprinkle with sea salt. Transfer matzoh to refrigerator and chill for at least 2 hours. Break chilled matzoh into pieces. Keep in an airtight container for up to 4 days at room temperature.

Dayenu cocktail

1 part Chambord
1 part Champagne
Dash of honey

Be a glassware rebel and serve this champagne cocktail in a high ball glass!


5th question cocktail

1/3 part tequila
2/3 part orange juice
splash of Maneschevitz Wine


39 Responses to “Passover Countdown: Recipe Alert”

  1. 1 Rich Kee
    March 13, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Enjoy Chicago! I live there! Entering here for the Toshiba giveaway! Thanks for the contest!

  2. 2 juan
    March 13, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Mexico sounds fun. Entering here for the Toshiba giveaway! Thank you!

    March 13, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Soon you will see a post there about the laptop I am going to try out on my next trip!)

  4. 4 Karen P
    March 14, 2010 at 2:19 am

    Thanks for the easy recipes.

  5. 5 Tracey Byram
    March 14, 2010 at 6:22 am

    This sounds like a yummy recipe. I might try it even though I’m not Jewish.

  6. 6 Jill Hayes
    March 14, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Thanks for the great recipes

  7. 7 Sarah Hirsch
    March 14, 2010 at 11:45 am

    I don’t care WHAT you do to matzah, I will never enjoy Passover! They call it that because you spend 8 days waiting for the holiday to pass over.

  8. March 14, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Ooo, those cocktails look good. Too bad I’m 1 year shy of the magic number!

  9. 9 Raemuz
    March 14, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Delicious! Omnomnomnomnomnomnomoy.

  10. 10 sarah l.
    March 14, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    That is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad recipe. If I made it, there would be none to share with others and it would all go to my hips. Good traveling!

  11. 11 amy
    March 14, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    That choco-matzah sounds like a take on the campfire favorite (and also one of my favorites), s’mores!

  12. 12 Andrew Emerson
    March 14, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Looking to win a laptop!

  13. 13 Raphael
    March 14, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Heard the Chicago event was a blast – have a safe trip to MX…stay away from border cities.

  14. 14 Beth
    March 15, 2010 at 7:01 am

    choco matzah- its just wrong.

  15. March 15, 2010 at 7:17 am

    haha Matzh Crack is the funniest recipe name!

  16. 16 Christine
    March 15, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Love the name and man does it sound delish! Thanks for the recipe!

  17. 17 Frank King
    March 15, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    These recipes sound elicous. I am jealous of your travels 🙂


  18. 18 Winston
    March 15, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    I used to live in Chicago for few years. I have to say the traffic is really bad over there. But that’s not big deal to you because you are not living there.

    And I will try that Choco-Matzah recipe. Doesn’t seem hard to make. 🙂

  19. 19 Kirsten H.
    March 15, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Oh that Choco-Matzah (“Matzh Crack”)sounds so delish! Of course anything with Nutella has to be fantastic! I love that stuff…for breakfast, lunch , or dinner, it goes with anything and everything. I am also entering here for the Toshiba giveaway! Thanks for such a great contest!

  20. 20 McDuffy
    March 15, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    OMGosh, I want some chocolate and some of those Matzah now, yumm.

  21. 21 Jessica
    March 16, 2010 at 3:13 am

    I’m stopping by to enter your laptop giveaway. The Dayenu cocktail sounds delicious. I like to drink but hate the taste of alcohol, so I’m always mixing up different concoctions (I bartend), but I never thought of using honey in a drink.

  22. 22 L.
    March 16, 2010 at 4:30 am

    Wow, those recipes sound amazing. Have a great time with your travels! 🙂

  23. 23 Diane
    March 16, 2010 at 7:26 am

    Want to try this one >>>>>>>YUMMY

    1/3 part tequila
    2/3 part orange juice
    splash of Maneschevitz Wine

  24. March 16, 2010 at 9:31 am

    That recipe for the Choco-Matzah sound wonderful!

  25. 25 Gena
    March 16, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Great recipes! Passover always sneaks up every year! Also, I want to enter for the Toshiba laptop!

  26. 26 Catherine
    March 16, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Oh my gosh! I’m Jewish-by-Association (my boyfriend is Jewish…and is in a Jewish fraternity…) and was put in charge of making a Passover party! Luckily I work at a bakery so I think I’m going to make a square cake decorated to look like matzoh – but your cocktail ideas sound amazing! will definitely have to make these!

  27. March 17, 2010 at 12:50 am

    Choco-Matzah sound awesome! We use unleavened bread so may just try this!

  28. March 17, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Have fun in Chicago!!! There is so much to do here and if you have time the Shedd aquarium is a must see.

  29. 29 jazthirteen
    March 17, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    these sound delicious!

  30. 30 Diane
    March 18, 2010 at 6:55 am

    I might have to give this one a try , thanks!

  31. 31 Phyllis
    March 18, 2010 at 10:31 am

    The Choco-Matzah looks delicious. Finally something to dress up plain old matzah!

  32. 32 Sandra
    March 18, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    I’ll try out this recipe. Sounds yummy and easy!
    I’m also entering your laptop contest and left a comment there to enter @Sandra516
    Thank you 🙂

  33. 33 Jeanine B.
    March 19, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    oooh…gotta try the choco matzoh! That sounds scrumptious.

    Following you on Twitter: @TemTraveler

  34. 34 Crystal A Warren
    March 21, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    I’m a bartender and I make a drink similiar to the Chambord one but I make it with Pama (which is a Pomegranite flavored) and I up the honey to a 1/2 teaspoon and add a dash of selzer water to break up some of the sweetness! We call it a Pretty Pama (we made it up one night after closing time so it’s a drunken not so clever name!)

  35. 35 Ravzie
    March 28, 2010 at 10:48 am

    I’m going to try that Danenu cocktail!!! That looks good!

  36. March 28, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    Yum, chocolate matzoh 🙂 I’m not a nutella fan but I’ll give it a try 🙂

  37. March 28, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    And these recipes sound much tastier than gefilte fish!

  38. April 1, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Mmm that recipe sounds delicious. It’s making me hungry!!

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