Sharon's Famous Passover Brownies

Recipe Description

Sharon Winstein and her friend Louise Levitt created these flour-free brownies for their first Temple cooking class.


  • 2 slightly beaten eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar|sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa|cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup cooking oil
  • ½ cup matzo cake meal
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate|semisweet chocolate pieces
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped nuts (optional)
  • === Dark chocolate glaze (optional) ===
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate|semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 1 tsp butter or margarine
  • ½ tsp instant coffee crystals
  • 3 tbsp dairy sour cream
  • ¼ tsp maple flavoring


  1. In mixing bowl, beat eggs, granulated sugar|sugar, cocoa|cocoa powder and salt.
  2. Add oil to mixing bowl and blend well.
  3. Stir in the matzo cake meal and chocolate pieces.
  4. Stir in nuts, if desired.
  5. Line an 8x8x2" baking pan with foil. Grease lightly.
  6. Turn batter into prepared pan and spread evenly.
  7. Bake at 325 °F for 25 to 30 minutes or till done (top will be shiny and edges dry).
  8. Let cool in pan on wire rack.
  9. Meanwhile, prepare glaze if desired.
  10. Spread over cooled brownies.
  11. === Dark chocolate glaze (optional) ===
  12. In a small heavy saucepan or skillet, melt 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate|semisweet chocolate pieces over low heat.
  13. Remove from heat and stir in 1 tsp butter or margarine.
  14. In a small bowl, dissolve ½ tsp instant coffee crystals in 1 tbsp hot water.
  15. Stir in 3 tbsp dairy sour cream and ¼ tsp maple flavoring.
  16. Add sour cream mixture to chocolate, stirring till smooth and shiny.
  17. Makes about ¾ cup.
  18. ==
  19. Prepare brownie batter as directed.
  20. Line a 9" pie plate with foil and grease lightly.
  21. Turn batter into pie plate.
  22. Bake at 325 °F for 30 minutes.
  23. Remove from oven.
  24. Using the back of a wooden spoon dipped in cocoa|cocoa powder, press hot brownies down, then gradually outward and evenly up the sides of pie plate.
  25. Cool, then freeze till firm.
  26. Make #Dark chocolate glaze (optional)|dark chocolate glaze while crust is freezing; cool glaze to room temperature.
  27. Lift shell from plate; remove foil.
  28. Fill with ½ gal of slightly softened ice cream or frozen yogurt, adding a middle layer of the glaze and more chopped nuts.
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