Whole Wheat Communion Bread

Whole Wheat Communion Bread

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Here is a recipe for Whole Wheat Communion Bread that I make for our church especially for Holy Week beginning on Maundy Thursday. We have a small congregation, so these wafers last us through the Easter season. This is a very simple unleavened bread that freezes and stores well.

Baked Communion Bread

Our church celebrates Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday, which is the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the Washing of the Feet and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles. Good Friday follows, with Holy Saturday and then Easter on Sunday. 

 

Ingredients Needed to Make Whole Wheat Communion Bread

  • whole wheat flour
  • all-purpose flour
  • kosher salt
  • water
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt for sprinkling on top

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

Using a small mixing bowl, combine whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, and kosher salt. Mix together to combine.

Mixing up the Dough

Create a hole in the center and pour in the water and extra virgin olive oil. Using a fork or your hands, mix together until the dough comes together into a ball. Allow to rest for 15 minutes.

Divide the dough into 8 pieces. Roll each into a ball.

Making the Communion Bread

On a lightly floured surface, press each ball into a flat disk. Using a pastry rolling pin, roll into discs that are 6-8″ wide. Discs will be about 1/8″ thick.

Using a roller docker or a fork, prick the dough as you would a cracker.

Pricking the dough with a fork or a roller docker, will help prevent the dough from bubbling as it bakes. If you make crackers or thin crust pizza, a roller docker is a wonderful tool worth investing in. 

Place each disc on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with sea salt.

Baking the Unleavened Bread

Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes until lightly browned along the edges. Cool on a wire rack. Makes 8 discs.

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Recipe for Whole Wheat Communion Wafers

Whole Wheat Communion Bread

Here is a recipe for Whole Wheat Communion Bread that I make for our church especially for Holy Week. We have a small congregation, so these wafers last us through the Easter season. 
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Course: Breads
Cuisine: Middle East
Keyword: Altar Bread, Communion Bread, Holy Week, unleavened bread
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 wafers

Equipment

Stainless Bowls
19" Rolling Pin
Roller Docker
Baking Sheet

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.
  • Using a small mixing bowl, combine whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, and kosher salt. Mix together to combine.
  • Create a hole in the center and pour in the water and extra virgin olive oil. Using a fork or your hands, mix together until the dough comes together into a ball. Allow to rest for 15 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into 8 pieces. Roll each into a ball.
  • On a lightly floured surface, press each ball into a flat disk. Using a pastry rolling pin, roll into discs that are 6-8" wide. Discs will be about 1/8" thick.
  • Using a roller docker or a fork, prick the dough as you would a cracker. This will help prevent the dough from bubbling as it bakes.
  • Place each disc on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes until lightly browned along the edges. Cool on a wire rack. Makes 8 discs.

Nutrition

Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 946mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
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