Passover Bagels

Mrs. Shapiro z’l showed me how to make bagels for Passover.

The recipe for these bagels was from a newspaper…I don’t know when Mrs Shapiro cut it out of  or which paper & there was not a name on I apologize for not giving proper credit to the person who made the recipe. The paper was very yellowed so it was several years ago! I think that the sugar is added by Mrs. Shapiro & that it was not in the original recipe.

These freeze well, so if you cook ahead you can make them anytime…if you don’t cook ahead, they don’t take long to make. They are very good..Murray & I ate one when I got taste it & check out the recipe. & we were very impressed at how tasty they are!

Here is the recipe

Passover Bagels  makes 10-12


1/2 cup water

1/2 cup oil

1 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar

1 1/2 cups matzo meal

5 eggs


You will need a baking sheet

  1. Get all of your ingredients ready because this recipe goes by pretty quickly once you start to cook it
  2. Bring the water & oil to a boil in a medium size saucepan
  3. Add the matzo meal at once & quickly stir until it is well blended & all of the matzo meal is wet
  4. Remove the saucepan from the heat & let it cool for a few minutes
  5. You will add the eggs one at a time & will need a mixer for this. IF you have a hand mixer use it, if not then put the matzo meal mixture into the bowl of your mix master.
  6. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition
  7. Let this mixture rest for 30 minutes. It is very important that it rest for at least 30 minutes….if it is longer that is ok, but a shorter time is not ok! Mrs Shapiro said 10 minutes in the video but we let it sit longer…the recipe says 30 minutes
  8. Preheat  your oven to 350f while the mixture is resting
  9. Grease a baking sheet really generously with oil
  10. When the mixture is finished resting you will now make the bagels
  11. Moisten your hands with oil….just use the oil on the baking sheet
  12. Form the matzo meal mixture into balls that are about the size of a lemon…& put all the balls onto the baking sheet
  13. Put some oil onto a finger & make a hole in the ball….there is a video of Mrs.Shapiro doing this
  14. Once all of the balls are made into bagels, you will bake these
  15. Bake in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes until they are brown & dry
  16. Remove from the baking sheet when they come out of the oven, do not let them sit to cool on the baking sheet…they will get soggy & absorb the oil
  17. Cool them on a wire rack
  18. They can be frozen ….I put them into a ziplock bag…
  19. Store them in a ziplock if you are keeping them fresh


matzo meal..has to be exactly 1 1/2 cups   not more…not less
Set aside to cool
All of the eggs are added here

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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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