Turkic, Crimean and Lithuanian Karaite Matzah Recipe

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that Karaites have historically flourished in places outside of Egypt. But the Karaites of Turkey, Crimea, and Lithuania all thrived at one time or another. As pointed out in the comments to the post on Egyptian Karaite matzah recipe, these other communities had a form of matzah called Timbil.

Unfortunately, I don’t have a high resolution image of Timbil, but Avraham Ben-Rahamiël Qanaï, who is a co-author of the Introduction to Karaite Judaism, provided the following:

Timbil

Timbil

According to Avraham, this type of Timbil is made with flour and water: “The top is rubbed with oil (and sometimes sprinkled with Nigella seeds) and scored in a criss-cross or diamond pattern before baking.”

Happy cooking and remember to submit your photos for the photo contest to shawn@abluethread.com by April 2, 2013.

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Filed under Crimea, Lithuania, Passover, Recipes, Turkey

One response to “Turkic, Crimean and Lithuanian Karaite Matzah Recipe

  1. Zvi

    _Hakham_ Avraham Ben-Rahamiël Qanaï

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