Unleavened Communion Bread
photo by Sweetiebarbara
- Ready In:
- 1hr 30mins
3 Communion Loaves
- Sift dry ingredients into a bowl.
- Cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives.
- Add enough milk to pull dough together.
- Turn dough onto very lightly floured surface and kneed gently for 5 minutes or so.
- Weigh dough, and divide into three portions.
- Use 3 small pieces of parchment paper, drawing circles (5 1/2", using a small lid) in pencil, and placing the penciled side down so that the pencil marks do not show on the finished breads.
- Place each portion onto the parchment paper.
- Flatten and shape each loaf into size wanted, (using the markings as a guide) and score. (I flatten to about 1/4" and score with biscuit cutter, pizza wheel, and a fork).
- The photos show how I score the loaves. I score them so there will be 40 pieces per loaf.
- Bake at 400° to 15-20 minutes until slightly brown at the edges. (I place the parchment and bread on a pizza stone to bake and bake them one at a time since my stone only accommodates one).
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Looking all over for communion bread. Came upon this one and I liked what SweetieBarbara had to say about being honored. I feel the same way. First time I tried this recipe - I think I rolled it out too thin. I just made the second batch, and it's more uniform all over and it's better. I like the markings on the bread. Having the cross in the center just reminds me of what I'm doing and I also pray while I'm making this bread. I am stepping in to make the communion bread after one sweet lady at our church did it for decades. I am most def honored to do this. Thank you for your recipe.
Like this recipe, my wife is also a big fan. I, too, found I needed 6 tablespoons of milk to get the dough to the right consistency. I roll mine out and used a 3" biscuit cutter to cut circles. Then I transferred to a cookie sheet. Before baking. I pressed one of my crosses into the top of each circle to give them a special look.