Reposted from way back in 2007.
Yesterday, I paid a visit to the Charedim Shmurah Matzah Bakery in Boro Park.
Charedim bakes the thinnest, crispiest shmura matzah you can find. Of course, all of the matzah is made, at least according to the sign on the wall “L’shem Matzos Mitzvah”.
One guy was pounding the dough on a constant basis. Although he had been working over ten hours, he was smiling and happy to pose for a picture, even telling me to take it over since he was not in a good position on the first one.
The matzah was then rolled out on tables until extremely flat (this pic is taken through plexiglass).
My daughters got a kick out of the “coundtdown” where they count down the last ten seconds before the 18 minute period is completed and then everyone stops for the tables and utensils to be cleaned.
After the rolling, the matzah was then placed on rods and brought to a wood burning stove that was roaring with flames.
The baker was so helpful,
he told me where to stand to take the best picture and counted down from three to one to the perfect point when to take this shot.
After they are baked, the matzahs are removed from the oven and placed in a bin where they are inspected and packaged.
We were also fortunate enough to see a gentlemen “taking challah” on a batch.
Chag Kasher v’ Sameach, I will not be blogging over Chol HaMoed.