Passover Brownies

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Total Time
10 mins
25 mins

Need a chocolate fix during the holidays? Though I'm not Jewish, this recipe looked intriguing to me so I'm saving it as a gift the next time I'm invited to a Seder. (Yes, in my kitchen it would not be Kosher, but my friends are not that religious.) The combination of fruits --raisins, bananas and applesauce -- should give these a very moist brownie like texture.

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  • 2 tablespoons potato starch
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 14 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 mashed ripe banana
  • 14 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 12 cup matzo cake meal (If you don't have matzo cake meal, put some matzo meal in a blender to make it a bit more fine than)
  • 14 cup raisins (make sure they are plump, not dry) or 14 cup currants (make sure they are plump, not dry)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease an 8" x 8" glass pan.
  3. Mix together in mixing bowl the potato starch and water. Add in the sugar, cocoa and a dash of salt. Once blended, add in the mashed banana, applesauce, matzo meal and raisins.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 25-30 minutes. Cut when cool.