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Matzah and the Spanish Inquisition: Part 2

Matzah and the Spanish Inquisition: Part 2

Beatriz Diaz Lainez and Juana de Fuente of Almazan (Spain, 1505): “made some cakes…of dough that had no leavening and they kneaded it with white wine and honey and clove and pepper, and they made about twenty of those and they kept them…in a storage chest.” Matzah Recipes from Spain’s Secret Jews Though most of … Continue reading

Matzah and the Spanish Inquisition: Part 1

Matzah and the Spanish Inquisition: Part 1

Angelina de Leon of Almazan’s matzah (Spain, 1500s): “made the dough of flour and eggs, and formed some round, flat cakes with pepper and honey and oil. She cooked them in an oven and she did this around Holy Week” (from Gitlitz & Davidson, 1999) Matzah and the Spanish Inquisition: Part 2 – here Matzah … Continue reading