Geshmirta Matzo


April 8th 2014By Tina Wasserman

What a funny sounding name! Geshmirta Matzo. Funny sounding but oh so delicious! Geshmirta is actually a Yiddish word which means to shmear or spread something on top of something else. Yiddish was spoken by most Jews living in Eastern Europe and Western Russia; people who were Ashkenazic Jews. Many of these Jews immigrated to South Africa and this dish is very popular in Capetown. I first heard about it from a friend of mine but recently a URJ member wrote me to help her re-create a special food memory for her. I did. She loved it. Here’s the recipe!