Eucharist Bread

Communion Bread Recipe

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a bowl, thoroughly mix:

  • 4 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 4 tsp. of DOUBLE ACTING baking powder (or 8 tsp. of single acting baking powder)
  • 2 tsp. of salt

In a separate container* mix:

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil

*If you use a container with a lid, you can shake the mixture to thoroughly incorporate the ingredients.

Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing them together with your hands (this will be very, very sticky). You're shooting for a ball of dough that's cohesive, but not too sticky; this may mean that you don't add all the wet ingredients or if your dough is too sticky, add a bit of flour. 

Knead the ball of dough, then roll or pat the dough out to 1/2 inch thickness (you may roll it out thinner, if you can do so without tearing the dough; the bread will rise in the oven).

Cut out six-inch rounds (a bowl with a six-inch diameter works well) and place them on an ungreased cookie or pizza sheet.

Using a knife, cut a cross into each circle; but don't cut all the way through the dough!

Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, until the bread is no longer doughy. Check the underside of each round to make sure they aren't burning.

This recipe makes 6-8 rounds. Eight rounds are usually more than enough for a service.

Recipe from the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. Modified, Steve Reneau.