Passover: Chremsels


[krem-zuhl; Yiddish khrem-zuhl]

noun, plural chremz·lach [kremz-luhk, -lahk; Yiddish khremz-luhkh, -lahkh]  Jewish Cookery.

a flat cake made from matzo meal, topped or stuffed with a filling, as of ground meat or fruit and nuts.
Also, chrem·sel.
Today, Gloria Kobrin ( shares with us another favorite family Passover recipe: Chremsels.  Here’s what she has to say:

This recipe has been handed down from my Great Great Grandmother Ida who was born in Russia.  My mother made chremsels for Passover every year that I can remember. When my husband and I started taking our family away for Passover, she used to freeze a few for me to eat when we got back. My mother hates to cook but for some reason, this was a recipe to which she was committed.

A word to the wise: these chremsels are not crepe-like or even pancake-like. They are dense and heavy but full of flavor. I’ve adjusted it a bit-but have retained the integrity of the original recipe. While my family used to eat these plain, my husband’s family prefers them with white horseradish.

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