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Matzo meal pancake with fruit compote on top on a red linen.

Matzo Meal Pancake or Bubula

Beth Lee
A bubula (bubaleh) is a fluffy and delicious matzo meal pancake. The taste evokes only happy memories of my Grandma with her thick glasses, denture-filled smile. Add some fruit compote on top and you'll be in comfort food heaven!
4.34 from 27 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Jewish Holiday Cooking
Servings 1 serving
Calories 204 kcal


  • 2 eggs separated
  • 2 tablespoons matzo meal
  • 1 tablespoon seltzer water
  • pinch of salt
  • canola oil
  • sugar
  • cinnamon


  • Separate 2 eggs. Put the whites in a medium bowl, big enough for whipping them. Place the yellows in a similar size bowl.
  • To the yolks, add 2 tablespoons of matzo meal, one tablespoon of sparkling water (seltzer), and a pinch of salt. Combine, using a small whisk or fork.
    matzo meal pancake prep - 2 red bowls with matzo meal mixture and stiff beaten egg whites
  • Whip the egg whites to stiff peaks and then fold the egg whites into the yellow mixture.
  • Heat a small skillet on medium to medium-high. Once heated, add one tablespoon of oil, then add the matzo meal mixture.
    matzo meal pancake in frying pan before flipping
  • Cook until you see it sizzle around the edges and firm up. Then, depending on your skill in the kitchen, you can either flip the pancake like a pro or grab a spatula to turn it over. (Dormant chef flipped, I used a spatula) It should be nicely browned.
    matzo meal pancake in frying pan cooked
  • It only needs to cook briefly on the flip side to brown and finish firming up the interior.
  • Flip the bubula onto a plate, sprinkle with granulated sugar. A little cinnamon is nice too. Powdered sugar would be attractive but I have always loved the texture of the granulated sugar with the matzo meal pancake.
    matzo meal pancake with cinnamon sugar on plate with knife and fork


Calories: 204kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 13gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 327mgSodium: 128mgPotassium: 121mgVitamin A: 475IUCalcium: 49mgIron: 2.2mg
Keyword matzo meal, matzo meal pancakes, Passover
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