Perhaps you'd like to make your own unleavened bread this Easter. Here is a recipe to try out.
May you have a blessed Easter despite Lockdown.
¾ cup scalded milk
¼ cup honey
2¼ cup flour
1 tsp salt
Beat egg, milk, honey, and butter together. Add the flour gradually. Knead until smooth. Roll the mixture to ½cm thick, then cut into shapes. Prick with a fork – preferably in striped lines. Bake on baking sheet at 180°C for 15-20 minutes.
Tips: • If you do not have honey, substitute with sugar (½ cup sugar and add extra ¼ cup milk) • For bread to be truly right for Passover, it must be pierced and striped. So pricking the bread before baking is essential
Tips on Elements for Passover Haggadah under Lockdown Restrictions
You may not have all the elements in your pantry needed to do a full Passover celebration. Please be creative with what you have. The ultimate purpose is to remember what God has done to set us free and to respond to him in worship.
Here are some ideas:
• Any red drink will be helpful as a symbol of blood (cranberry, apple juice, add red food colouring if you have)
• Any edible green leaf can be used to dip into salt water (e.g. lettuce, spinach, mint)
• The Charoset is usually grated apples with nuts and honey. But this can be anything sweet that you can make resemble the mixture used to make bricks with straw. Even grated carrots with sugar would work.
• The difficult element will be the horseradish or bitter herbs. One can use a bitter vegetable like Romany lettuce or rocket. My solution is to use vinegar (and preferably not a sweet balsamic vinegar). That will also remind us of how Jesus was given vinegar to drink on the cross.
• The Lamb bone does not need to be present. Most Jewish households celebrating Passover do not eat lamb as part of the meal as that is an expensive meat. They may even have a chicken bone present to represent the lamb. Even a picture of a lamb is sufficient as a reminder of the sacrifice made.
• Many seder plates include a hard boiled egg to represent the hardness of Pharaoh’s heart against God. You can include this if you want to.