Friday, April 6, 2012

Do You Want Unleavened Bread With That? Recipes For Passover. Black Hawk.

For “Foodie Friday”:

Unleavened Cornbread

"Adapting recipes for the Days of Unleavened Bread is always fun and challenging. Here is the one we use for cornbread during that week."

Prep Time: 10 Min         Cook Time: 25 Min        Ready In: 35 Min       By: Amy
Unleavened Cornbread RecipeServings  (Help)  US Metric Calculate

Original Recipe Yield 12 muffins

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour Unleavened Cornbread picture
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup shortening, melted
  • 1 cup milk
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease a 12 cup muffin pan or line with muffin papers.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the cornmeal, flour, sugar and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the egg, shortening and milk. Stir until well blended. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups.
  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.”


The Christian observance of Passover started at dusk last night.  The Jewish observance will start tonight at dusk.  The difference is in the calendars.

Does God still expect us to observe the Passover?

"And you shall observe this thing as an ordinance for you and your sons forever" (Exodus 12:24 And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever. See All...).

God instituted the Passover, and all His other festivals, as continual, enduring and permanent observances (compare Leviticus 23:14 And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.See All...; 21, 31, 41).  

The word translated "forever" in these verses usually means perpetual rather than eternal. In other words, these festivals were given as permanent festivals, observances we should keep throughout our physical existence. God never intended them to be mere temporary observances that we would discard at a later date, as is commonly taught today.

Did Jesus look forward to participating in the Passover service with His disciples?

"Then came the day ... on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, 'Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover'" (Luke 22:7-8 [7] Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed. [8] And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat. See All..., NIV).

"When the hour had come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him. Then He said to them, 'With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer'" (verses 14-15).” More at:


God's plan for the redemption of mankind begins with Christ's sacrifice for our sins.

What annual festivals occur early in the spring?

The two early-spring festivals are the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. The sacrificial lamb was slain on the Passover (the 14th of Nisan), and the Days of Unleavened Bread were observed for seven days from the beginning of the 15th of Nisan to the end of the 21st day. It was during these days that ancient Israel marched out of the land of Egypt toward Mount Sinai.”


A Baker's Odyssey: Matzoh Recipe

“Bake at 450 deg. A wonderful multipurpose flatbread, matzohs turn out like super-crisp, ultrathin crackers with bubbly brown spots.”


The Mystery of Unleavened Bread

“(Leviticus 23:5) In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD'S passover."(6) "And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread."   Many people wonder if there's a connection between the Old Testament Jewish system and the New Testament Christian system.   Of course there is.   Jesus is the long awaited Jewish Messiah.”


Unleavened Recipes

“During the seven-day Feast of Unleavened Bread, God commands us to symbolize putting sin out of our lives by putting leavening out of our homes. At the same time He tells us to picture putting the righteousness of Jesus Christ into our lives by eating unleavened bread every day of the festival (Leviticus 23:6).

To help you fulfill this commandment and enjoy the festival to the fullest, you can use this section look up recipes for delicious unleavened breads, desserts and treats.

Recipes: Cottage Cheese Crescents (The Triple C), Flat Unleavened Bread, Unleaven Brownies, , Simple Unleavened Bread, Mint Chocolate Pinwheels, Cheese Puffs and more.

Browse More Unleavened Recipes

Leaven includes yeast, a biological leavening agent that produces fermentation, and chemical leavening agents such as baking powder, baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), and potassium bicarbonate.

Homemade cream puffs, angel food cake, popovers and sponge cake, while light and fluffy, need not contain any of the above ingredients. Most pie crust recipes (except for graham cracker crusts) are unleavened. However, these products, when purchased from stores or bakeries, frequently do include leavening. Check the ingredient list.

Even though pita bread, flour tortillas and graham crackers are flat, they do contain leavening. Even some brands of matzos marked "kosher for Passover" can also list baking soda or baking powder in the ingredients! So be careful.

Although the following ingredients are associated with leavening products; they are not, by themselves, leavening agents: brewer's yeast, yeast extract (a flavoring), cornstarch and cream of tartar (a dry acid). Cream of tartar, being an acid, merely neutralizes the alkaline nature of baking soda and does not, by itself, cause dough to rise.”  More at:


Category List of Unleavened Recipes

Cakes and Candy

Main and Side Dishes

Unleavened Bread Recipe for Christian Passover Service

What IS leaven?  



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On This Day:

Black Hawk War begins, Apr 6, 1832:

“Determined to resist the growing presence of Anglo settlers on traditional tribal lands, the Sauk warrior Black Hawk is drawn into war with the United States.

Called Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak by his people, Black Hawk was born in 1767 in the village of Saukenuk in the present-day state of Illinois. He quickly earned a reputation as a fierce and courageous fighter in the frequent skirmishes between the Sauk and their principle enemy, the Osage. By the early 1800s, however, Black Hawk began to realize that the real threat to his people was the rapidly growing numbers of white people streaming into the region.

In 1804, representatives of the Sauk and Fox (Mesquakie) Indians signed a treaty that ceded all of their territory east of the Mississippi River to the United States. Black Hawk, however, maintained the treaty was invalid and had been signed by drunken Indian representatives. In 1816, he reluctantly confirmed the treaty with his own signature, but he later said he did not understand that this meant he would someday have to cede his home village of Saukenuk on the Rock River.

As the U.S. Army built more forts and droves of settlers moved into the territory during the next 15 years, Black Hawk grew increasingly angry. Finally, in 1831, settlers began to occupy the village of Saukenuk, an area that would later become Rock Island, Illinois. Regardless of the provisions of the 1804 treaty, Black Hawk refused to leave his own home. He began to prepare for war.

Early in 1832, General Edmund P. Gaines arrived in the area with a sizeable force of U.S. soldiers and Illinois militiamen. Initially, Black Hawk withdrew his large band of warriors, women, and children to the west side of the Mississippi. On April 5, however, he led them back into the disputed territory, believing that other Indian forces and the British to the north would support him in a confrontation. The following day, a large army of soldiers caught up to Black Hawk and his followers near the Rock River of northern Illinois. When neither the British nor his Indian allies came to his support, Black Hawk attempted to surrender. Unfortunately, one of his truce bearers was killed in the confusion, and the Black Hawk War began.

In May, Black Hawk's warriors won a significant victory that left the Americans badly demoralized. As subsequent generations of Indian fighters would learn, however, the mighty force of the U.S. government was relentless. On August 2, U.S. soldiers nearly annihilated Black Hawk's band as it attempted to escape west across the Mississippi, and Black Hawk finally surrendered.

Casualties in the 15-week war were grossly one-sided. An estimated 70 settlers or soldiers lost their lives; estimates for the number of Indians killed are between 442 and 592. Black Hawk was captured and incarcerated for a time in Fortress Monroe, Virginia. In order to demonstrate the futility of further resistance to the powerful Americans, Black Hawk was taken on a tour of the major eastern cities before being relocated to an Iowa Indian agency. He lived the remaining six years of his life under the supervision of a Sauk chief who had once been his enemy. Unlike Black Hawk, the Sauk chief had cooperated with the United States government.”



Misty and I went to get Jay so that he could vacuum any crumbs out of the vehicles before Passover started, while I groomed Muffie.  Misty got into some food down there at Jay’s which disagreed with her 17 year old body.  She got me up to take her outside about every ½ an hour to an hour until 3.00AM. So I am going to be dragging today.

1 comment:

Dizzy-Dick said...

Maybe you and Misty can take an afternoon nap.