This recipe has been used for years in our church for Communion bread. Easy to make and stores well in fridge. Watch carefully when baking, ovens vary in time needed.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 disks
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

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  • Mix flour, oil, and salt together in a bowl; add water and mix using a pastry cutter until dough is soft. Form dough into 6 balls and press into disks onto the prepared baking sheet using your hands.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until bread is cooked, 8 to 10 minutes.

Cook's Note:

I use a scant 1/3 cup oil and 1/3 cup water.

Nutrition Facts

183 calories; protein 2.2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 15.9g 5% DV; fat 12.3g 19% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 49.3mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2020
Used olive oil because I figured that's what Martha (or Mary and Martha) would have used in her day. :-) This was great, easy, and honestly, tastes so good. Grateful to have found the recipe to use during this time of Covid 19 stay at home/stay safe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/28/2017
I used butter instead of oil, andlmilk instead of water. I also rolled it out like very thin pie dough, put it on a cookie sheet, and marked it in lines up/down and across (grid). When it was baked and cooled, I broke the pieces apart. Much like I remember my mother doing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2020
Used olive oil because I figured that's what Martha (or Mary and Martha) would have used in her day. :-) This was great, easy, and honestly, tastes so good. Grateful to have found the recipe to use during this time of Covid 19 stay at home/stay safe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2015
Honestly, I was afraid this wouldn't come together. The dough is wet enough with just the oil. But, taking a leap of faith, I added the water and kept stirring. They came out beautifully! Thank you for this great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/28/2017
I used butter instead of oil, andlmilk instead of water. I also rolled it out like very thin pie dough, put it on a cookie sheet, and marked it in lines up/down and across (grid). When it was baked and cooled, I broke the pieces apart. Much like I remember my mother doing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2015
When they're beaten together, butter, sugar anr eggs are leaveners, they help leaven the food, which is why many recipes ask you to cream them together for 5 to 10 minutes or until golden yellow. Creaming butter, eggs and sugar together creates air pockets in the batter, and as the batter bakes, these air pockets create a light, fluffy product. Butter also contains water, which evaporates during baking, which can also cause the baked good to rise. Eggs have a number of roles in baked goods, but their starring role is as a binder. The protein in the eggs gives structure to the batter so it's neither stiff nor crumbly, but the eggs also act as a leavener when they're beaten with butter and sugar. Folding beaten egg whites into a batter serves the same purpose. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2016
I made this for church according to recipe and everyone loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2020
This turned out beautifully! Made exactly as recipe directed. PERFECT. We used it this morning at our home worship time because of the virus keeping so many home. Thank you. It was a blessing to have this for communion. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2017
Had the first Communion Service in our church using these. Remember, they are supposed to taste plain in this circumstance. We do want to try adding some herbs and spices to use with a meal, Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2018
i had a bible study at my house, so i decided to bake these up for my gals. this recipe works great! i really felt gods presence within these tokens of bread.god bless ??! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2017
I tried this, but with whole wheat flour, olive oil, coconut oil, garlic powder and thyme! Great recipe, thanks! Read More
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