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Eucharistic Bread

"A quick and easy bread to make for communion services. This bread is just a little sweet and can be shaped whichever way you like."
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1 h servings 104 cals
Original recipe yields 20 servings (2 1 pound loaves)


  • Calories:
  • 104 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 2.7 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.8g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 238 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease two baking sheets.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and baking soda. Stir in honey, shortening and water. Mix dough until it is smooth and well developed. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and supple, about 8 minutes.
  3. Divide the dough into two equal pieces and form into loaves. Place loaves on prepared baking sheets.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden.

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Just as a note, this bread CANNOT be used to make Roman Catholic Communion hosts. Catholic hosts MUST be made with ONLY wheat flour and water, any other ingredients render the bread unsuitable f...

Most helpful critical review

Tastes much like a large biscuit. A little doughy though. Crust is great however.

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Just as a note, this bread CANNOT be used to make Roman Catholic Communion hosts. Catholic hosts MUST be made with ONLY wheat flour and water, any other ingredients render the bread unsuitable f...

Just in case someone wants the exact citation: "The Code of Canon Law, Canon 924 requires that the hosts be made from wheat flour and water only." Ye Olde Wikipedia :) And the bread is good (on...

I'm interested about the comments made by a lifelong Catholic, I've eaten this kind of leavened bread at the Eucharist many times (though wafers are by far the norm.) If someone...

Mmmm so good. I actually made biscuits out of this recipe because the ingredients were the only ones I had. Split them up into small balls and baked at 350 for 15-20 minutes. So easy & delicious!

This is a tasty alternative to what my Protestant colleagues refer to as "styrofoam disks" in the Catholic tradition! For those preoccupied with rubrics and canonical norms, this bread is perfe...

This bread is absolutley deliscious! I made it for my sister's first Communion service/party, and everyone loved it! The honey gives it a faint sweetness, and it's very, very easy to make.

I attend a Evangelical Presbyterian Church and last spring I became the deacon in charge of communion preparation. We have been using this bread since our Maundy Thursday service in 2002. We hav...

I made this recipe for the Recipe Photo contest. It is wonderful! There are so many things about it that I love. It is very quick and easy to put together, doesn't require rising time, but st...

I recently taught the cooking rotation in our Sunday school program when the kids were learning about "Give us this day our daily bread." I quickly nixed all of the suggested bread recipes beca...