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.


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