Communion Bread Recipe from Morocco

Communion Bread Recipe from Morocco

This communion bread recipe is used by the Ecumenical Christian Community, Ifrane, Morocco

A generous ¾ cup of boiling water
¼ cup honey
1 and ¼ tsp baking powder
1 and ¼ tsp salt
4 tsp oil
2.5 cups of flour
½ cup of cornmeal
A little extra oil for brushing on loaves

Mix the water and honey together well in a LARGE bowl

Add in this order:  baking powder, salt, 4 tsp. oil, flour, cornmeal.

Mix well. Dough should be slightly sticky. Do not knead.  Put flour on your hands and divide the dough into four balls and flatten each into a 1/4 inch thick disk.

With a knife, score the top of each loaf  with a cross. Lay the loaves on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 F/177 C) for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and brush the tops of the loaves with oil.  Bake an additional 5-8 minutes. Let cool.

Yield: four 8 oz. loaves. The loaves freeze well.