un·​leav·​ened | \ ˌən-ˈle-vənd How to pronounce unleavened (audio) \

Definition of unleavened

: made without leaven : (such as yeast or baking powder) : not leavened unleavened bread Literally "little cakes," tortillas are flat, unleavened rounds that can be made from either corn or wheat flour.Gourmet Magazine … a sober, serious chronicle unleavened by much imagination … or writerly flair …— John Rockwell

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Recent Examples on the Web In the same vein, the matzo ball soup achieves ethereal textures with a sphere of unleavened flatbread. Los Angeles Times, "Rustic Canyon’s Jeremy Fox opened Santa Monica’s hottest restaurant of the year," 3 Oct. 2019 The basic architecture of a crisp/crumble is a casserole dish filled with seasoned fruit, and topped with an unleavened mixture of flour, grains and possibly nuts that have been crumbled together with sugar and fat. Jackie Burrell, The Mercury News, "Nicole Rucker’s how-tos for the perfect fruit crisp or crumble," 3 Aug. 2019 The one exception is matzo, a flat, unleavened bread made with flour that a rabbi has blessed. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "6 Passover Desserts," 1 Nov. 2013 Multiple Torah passages describe or command a duty to eat matzo or unleavened bread. Michael Nagrant, RedEye Chicago, "Steingold's is the Jewish deli of the future," 3 Dec. 2017 The matzo—unleavened bread—stands literally in the Exodus story for not having time to bake bread. Reuven Brenner, WSJ, "The Roots of Anti-Semitism," 10 May 2018 Readers of the Bible may recognize millet as one of the ingredients in unleavened bread as mentioned in the book of Ezekiel. Ashleigh Spitza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Millet, the underdog of grains, packs a punch of nutrients," 11 Apr. 2018 Each year before Passover, Mr. Leviev sends supplies of matzo, an unleavened flatbread, to Bukhara so that the few remaining Jews there can celebrate the holiday. Andrew Higgins, New York Times, "In Bukhara, 10,000 Jewish Graves but Just 150 Jews," 7 Apr. 2018 Highlights of the Seder include eating matzo — unleavened bread — and bitter herbs, drinking four cups of wine or grape juice and reciting the Haggadah, the text that details the exodus from Egypt. Jordan Otero Sisson, courant.com, "Connecticut Jewish Communities Prepare For Passover," 29 Mar. 2018

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1530, in the meaning defined above

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“Unleavened.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unleavened. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unleavened

of bread : flat because of being made without yeast, baking powder, etc. : not leavened

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