Matzos Coffee, also known as Matza Café, is a European Passover treat that has become forgotten for reasons I can’t fathom, since not only is this dish deceptively simple—it’s really nothing more than its name, matzoh soaked in coffee—it’s delicious and especially loved by children.
- Step 1
Break one matzoh per person into small pieces. In halakhah-speak, I’d say that the pieces should be kezayis, or olive-sized, but approximation is just fine.
- Step 2
Place your crumbled matzo in a cereal bowl.
- Step 3
Pour one very hot cup of strong coffee over the bowl. Decaf is fine, but it must be very, very hot.
- Step 4
Add milk and sugar to taste. If you’re feeling decadent, substitute half-and-half; if you’re feeling puritanical, use skim milk and sweetener.
- Step 5
Eat right away with great gusto.