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may

just curious...What is a matzo ball??? is it kinda like a dumpling?

Courtney

My husband asked his Jewish grandmother once for some Jewish recipes and she told him she has always followed the recipes on the back of the Manischevitz boxes. So there you go.

(Actually we're big fans of Joan Nathan's Jewish and Israeli cookbooks, but yes, sometimes you just need matzoh ball and thus, the mix. Here in Israel, we're having trouble finding matzoh mix... I'm really afraid it only comes out for Passover.)

Courtney

I forgot - do you prefer sinkers or swimmers? It appears from your photo that it's the latter.

Velvet Voice

I'm with May. I've heard of Matzo Balls alla my life but I have no clue what they really are!!!

amyd

matzo ball soup is one of my favorite foods! this looks like a good one.

Green

I'm a fan of Streiz, personally. Any time I cook matzah balls I make two boxes, so I always buy them in twos.

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