Sunday, April 4, 2010

Sweet Cinnamon Bread

Communion Bread / Last Supper meal / Cinnamon Bread Bites

While not perfectly an unleavened bread, this is a family favorite around Lent time. When we leave out the baking powder and soda, we shape into round patties and cut in a cross before baking. Everyone gets their own round loaf. It tastes just as delicious. I remember when I was a little girl our Church made a huge batch of this and cut it into tiny cubes for communion bread on Holy Thursday. As soon as I tasted the first bite it took me back to that moment. Ahhhh.

Whisk together:
6 c. White Flour
1/2 c. Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp Salt
2 tsp Baking Powder (omit if wanting unleavened)
2 tsp Baking Soda (omit if wanting unleavened)
1 Tbsp Cinnamon

In a medium bowl, mix well:
1/4 c. Honey
1/4 c. Molasses (or just use 1/2 cup Honey)
1/2 c. Crisco shortening
2 c. Warm Water

Mix all together for about 5 minutes. I used my Kitchen Aid stand mixer - arm locked! Do not overknead, but batter should become less sticky. Let set for 10 minutes.

Grease/flour a large jelly roll pan/cookie sheet (one with edges). Roll dough out in pan to around 1/4" thick. Cut into 1/2" squares or desired size with a pizza cutter.

Bake at 450* for 10 minutes.

When cooled, breaks apart easily at cut marks. Serve room temp with grapes and The Last Supper scripture!


Next time I'll use a circle cookie cutter for a clean edge look.


Anonymous said...

Hello there!
I'm going to make this recipe for my college class "Ethics of Biblical Interpretation"

Just one question,
have you ever made this substituting something else for the shortening?
I would like to try it, but I don't want to mess it up!

I will let you know how mine turns out, thank you so much for the recipe :)

In Christ,

Anonymous said...

This is NOT unleavened bread - as UNLEAVENED bread does not contain baking soda or baking powder or yeast. A typical UNLEAVENED bread recipe consists of Flour, Water and oil - some recipes have salt, milk and sugar added as well.

If you are taking for communion - no baking soda or baking powder.
Thank You!

A Christian in God's service.

JLUV said...

This definitely is leavened. Baking soda and baking powder

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