aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

My favorite communion bread recipe

This recipe didn't have a name. I call it Housel, which is an old English name for the eucharistic host. I picked this recipe up at St. Meinrad Archabbey/Seminary in 1978, when I took an exchange term there. It's a tasty soda bread that tears instead of crumbles.

Full Recipe

1 1/2 cup white flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp molasses
1 cup milk or buttermilk

Half Recipe

3/4 cup white flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp molasses
1/2 cup milk or buttermilk

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.
Combine ingredients, mix well.
Knead with a little white flour.
Shape into round, flat cakes.
Place on greased cookie sheet.
Bake approx. 10-15 minutes.

Makes 6 (or 3) hosts; each host will easily serve 50-75 people. If your people are used to taking more generous portions for communion, then make 4 (or 2) hosts.

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