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Communion Bread Recipe

This is the recipe for Altar Guild members (or anyone else) who wishes to provide bread for our weekly Eucharist.

Makes 8-10 loaves.

  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  • 2 packages yeast
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons oil

Measure water into mixing bowl, add yeast, stir until dissolved.

Stir in honey, oil and salt. Add unsifted flour.

Mix with hands, adding a tablespoon of water at a time until dough completely comes together. Knead 5 minutes.

Let rise in a warm, draft-free place for 2 hours or until doubled in size.

Divide into 4 pieces. Knead each piece 1 minute on a floured board. Roll 1/4 inch thick.

Cut into circles using a coffee can or other 6-7 inch circle. Score the top with a cross using a sharp knife (do not cut all the way through).

Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Cool completely and place each loaf in a sandwich bag.

Place all bags in a gallon freezer bag dated and labeled "Communion Bread;" place the bag in the kitchen freezer.  Thank you for being part of this ministry!

Submitted by Barbara Will