After making many, many batches of matzo balls for my friends, I perfected the recipe and am sharing it here. They’re always welcome treat served to sick friends and family.
Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl until thick and light colored. Combine the matzo meal, vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon chicken stock, vodka, salt, pepper, basil, garlic powder, and club soda in a large bowl, and stir until well blended. Cover, and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.
Pour the 2 quarts chicken stock into a large pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
Meanwhile, form small, 1 to 2 inch diameter balls using the chilled matzo mixture. Place the balls in the chicken stock, reduce heat to medium, and simmer until matzo balls are cooked through, 45 to 60 minutes.
Per Serving: 297 calories; protein 9.5g; carbohydrates 21.9g; fat 18.9g; cholesterol 186mg; sodium 653.1mg.
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To made this in a dough , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.
A dough’s first rising can be done in the fridge overnight . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can work it yesterday , then clear it off the next day.