Thursday, April 21, 2011

Holy Thursday Unleavened Bread

Today on Holy Thursday, or Maundy Thursday, we commemorate the Last Supper where Jesus institutes the Eucharist by giving us His body and blood in the forms of bread and wine.

While we don't celebrate a full Seder or Passover Meal at the Cotter home, we will be having unleavened bread and grape juice at dinner to remind us of this sacred gift. (When we were first married, we went out on Holy Thursday with some friends to a middle eastern restaurant to eat lamb which was pretty cool).

This recipe would not be a recipe you could use for communion bread because it has a few more ingredients than wheat flour and water, but for our purposes as a Last Supper reminder it works great.

Here is what you will need:

  • 1 c. flour
  • 1/3 c. whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 5 T. butter 
  • 4-5 T. milk

Step 1: Mix all of the dry ingredients.

Step 2: Cut in the butter with a pastry blender.

Step 3: Mix in the milk, until the dough is moist. You will need to use your hands towards the end.

Step 4: Roll dough onto a flour surface to 1/4 inch thickness.

Step 5: Bake in over at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Doesn't it look nice on my tray accented with grapes? Very fitting!


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