Altar bread may be home-made or purchased. It is requested that the crust not be a tough crust (like the sourdough rounds) because it is difficult to serve. The round loaves are best—like those made at Great Harvest, or you may make bread from the eucharist bread recipes below. Some people are allergic to dairy, so select non-dairy shortening.
Arrive 15 minutes early with bread. Slice bread down center part way through top before placing on the paten.
Eucharist Bread Recipe
This Recipe is a Swedish flat bread recipe. This makes 4 rounds of flatbread, enough for one service.
2-3/4 C. Stone ground whole-wheat flour
¼ C. Sugar
½ tsp. Baking Soda
½ tsp. Salt
Mix above ingredients together. Add:
½ margarine or unsalted butter
Cut margarine into flour mixture until fine crumbs are formed. Add:
1 C. Buttermilk
(Can use ¾ C. sour cream or plain yogurt, ¼ C. milk and 1 T. sugar if you don’t have buttermilk on hand. Add milk slowly so mix doesn’t become too moist.)
Stir until mixture holds together. Shape dough into a ball, then divide dough into four pieces. Roll out each section into a flat round about 3/8 inch thick. Place dough on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 400° F. for 8 minutes or until the bottom is just a little bit brown. Put on racks to cool.