Holy Spoons

The gift of hospitality sometimes comes with food.

Pita (or Communion) Bread

By request…

Do you have  a recipe for bread that I could use for Communion bread? I’m looking for something that resembles a flat bread or pita bread. And I’m really tired of the stuff that passes for Communion Bread from the religious bookstores in my area.

I DO have a recipe for pita bread somewhere. But I can’t find it.

This recipe was posted by a RevGal today (thanks, Theresa!!) and it approximates (to the best of my memory) what I used to do. A LONG LONG LONG time ago.

Candler Communion Bread Recipe 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

In a bowl 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

Make sure ingredients are thoroughly mixed because it will affect the taste of the bread.

In a separate container mix thoroughly:

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

Gradually add the wet mix to the mixed 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 just a sticky mess add a bit of flour. Knead the dough once you have a ball. Once you’ve kneaded, roll or pat the dough out and cut it into 6 inch rounds (I use a six inch bowl to cut them out). The recipe suggests the dough be about a 1/2 inch thick; you can make it thinner if you can do it without tearing; they will rise in the oven.

Place them on an ungreased cookie or pizza sheet.
Then use a knife to cut a cross into each of them (don’t go all the way through the dough!)
They will bake in 10-15 minutes.
They are finished when they no longer seem doughy. You don’t want them super dark (burned) on the bottom.
This recipe makes 6-8 rounds 8 is usually plenty for the service.

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

About Deb

Wife, mom, sister, pastor, chaplain, friend and Buckeye. I Yam what I Yam. Frequently imperfect, completely loved by the Divine, and grateful.

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This entry was posted on March 28, 2013 by in Communion and tagged .
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