Altar Bread – Milk and Honey Unleavened Bread

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  • 5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 4 Tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 3 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 cups regular white flour
  • 4 Tablespoons sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons honey
  • 4 teaspoons salt

Mix flour together and stir in salt, sugar and baking powder. Mix honey and milk completely; add butter to this mixture and mix well (This works best when liquids are heated over the stove). Add liquid mixture to flour mixture and knead; dough should be sticky. Cut into 8 portions, roll into balls and then flat round circles and score with a butter knife, making a cross in each center. During lent or festive occasions you may make other symbols in the sections such as: INRI, Latin Cross, Alpha and Omega, Chi Rho, or other Christian symbols. The cross must always be scored into the bread so it is easy to break during the Eucharist. Brush lightly with oil and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. When loaves have cooled, they may be wrapped in foil and frozen for future use.

Contributed by Bill Gafkjen, former campus pastor with LCM at PSU 

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