Communion Bread

Communion Bread

(Adapted from Alice Downs’ Leaven for Our Lives)

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour  (or a blend of 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 white)

2 teaspoons baking powder

            1/4 cup honey

            1/4 cup cold water

            1/4 milk

            2 tablespoons vegetable oil or olive oil

            1/8 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix the flour and the baking powder together in a large bowl. Add all the remaining ingredients and stir (with a wooden spoon if you have one). When the ingredients begin to pull together, use your hands. Knead the dough inside the bowl by folding it on itself and flattening it. Keep doing this until the ingredients are well incorporated. Pull off a piece of dough about the size of a golf ball and roll it into a ball. Then press or roll each ball of dough into a circular shape no more that’s one-quarter-inch thick.

Place the flat rounds of dough two inches apart onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Using a sharp knife, cut a cross on the top of each round. Bake for eight minutes. Cool completely. Enjoy! Bread can be wrapped in foil and stored in a plastic bag in the freezer.