St. Gregory's Abby Altar Bread

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READY IN: 37mins
YIELD: 1 Batch
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Measure water into mixing bowl and add yeast, stirring until the yeast dissolves. Sir in the honey, oil and salt.
  • Add flour a little at a time, unsifted. If the flour does not completely dampen, add a tablespoon or more water.
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead thoroughly for 5 minutes. The kneading is VERY important. After the kneading, when the dough is nice and elastic, replace the dough in th bowl and cover with a damp towel and let it rise for an hour and a half. It should double in bulk.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Turn the dough onto a lightly floured board and knead for a moment. Roll the dough to about a quarter inch thickness and cut into rounds with a biscuit cutter or tin can or appropriate size.
  • Toato soup can (2.5 inches) produces a host for 25.
  • Tuna fish can (3.5 inches) a host for 50.
  • Press a line across the dough with the blade of a knife vertically and horizontally. This makes a cross and divides the loaf into quarters.
  • Transfer to a very lightly oiled (or silpat covered) baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • The loaves may be sealed in plastic bags, after cooling, and frozen for future use.
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