Before I lose anyone- trust me… you can bake unleavened bread! It doesn’t involve any yeast or rising or anything! Seriously, you can’t mess it up. Take that from someone who is far from being a gourmet chef.
Baking unleavened bread with your kids is a great activity for anytime you’re learning about the Last Supper. We are already counting down the days to Lydia’s First Communion on her countdown calendar, and we are very excited! We have made unleavened bread before on Holy Thursday, and I plan on doing so again this year in preparation for her First Holy Communion.
In the picture above, the bread (and grapes) are sitting in front of our Last Supper craft that you can download for free here. It’s pretty easy to put together.
Ingredients Needed For Unleavened Bread: Makes about 12 pieces. *note*- this is not meant to be actual communion bread, just a fun recipe to try at home with your kids.
- 1 cup cold water
- 2 Tbs vegetable oil
- 8 Tbs honey
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 tbs softened butter
- 1 egg
- 5 cups flour (we used white)
Recipe For Unleavened Bread:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Mix all above ingredients except for the flour.
Slowly add the flour. Knead until the bread is elastic.
Oil your hands, then shape balls of the dough in the same way that you shape hamburger patties. Ours were also about the same size as hamburger patties. Then poke holes in them with a fork.
Grease the pan, and place the bread on it.
Bake at 400 degrees F for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown around the edge. (Can you guess which ones I made and which ones Lydia made?)
We served ours with grapes.
These are the perfect addition to any Holy Thursday dinner. Kids are really capable of this mostly on their own given the easy nature of the recipe. Don’t forget to actually teach them about the Last Supper when you do this.