Sweet Communion Bread


"This recipe makes delicious communion bread that is completely unleavened and suited for religious purposes. It has a unique, chewy texture and the delicious taste of butter and honey. Great alternative to bland communion wafers or crispy matzo crackers. Kids at our church love it, and so do the grown ups."


1 h 15 m servings 94 cals
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Original recipe yields 32 servings



  • Calories:
  • 94 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 3.2 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 14g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 241 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, dissolve the honey in the water. Pour the honey mixture into the flour along with 1/4 cup of melted butter to form a sticky dough. The rest of the butter will be used for basting later. When the dough is too stiff to stir, turn it out onto a well floured surface, and knead for 8 to 10 minutes, until smooth.
  3. Divide the dough into four pieces, and form each one into a round. Place the loaves on the greased baking sheet. Brush with butter.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven, basting the tops of the loaves with butter every 15 minutes. After the loaves have baked the full 45 minutes, brush the tops with beaten egg, and continue baking for another 15 minutes, until loaves are a rich golden brown. When ready to use, slice or break into small pieces for serving in a church communion.
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  1. 9 Ratings


No wonder it's too salty. Try 1 teaspoon salt and 3 TABLESPOONS honey.

After reading the other suggestions, I realized that the measurements were, indeed, reversed for the salt and honey (use 1 tsp salt and 3 T honey!). Even after making the adjustments with the s...

The bread came out very heavy and difficult for individuals to break apart. I do not recommend this recipe at all.

I tried to make one loaf of this. Problem was that I added 3/4 Tablespoon of salt instead of 3/4 Teaspoon. Everyone loved it, but it was obviously way too salty. Goes well with other food. I...

I adjusted the salt (1 tsp) and added more honey (4tsp). Next time I will add more honey. It required more flour, about 6 cups. We used this recipe for our matzo bread at Passover. If you ro...

This recipe is way too salty. I was expecting chewy, not doughy when it was done. The consistency was more like that of bread that had not cooked fully and I let it cook past the full time rec...

I use this recipe all the time. It is excellent for communion. The kids love it! Sweet and chewey. I cut it into small pieces, since it is so chewey.

I really liked the bread but not for communion. It was way to hard to tear and very heavy. But we sure enjoyed eating it at home. I won't make it again though.

This bread turned out tough and chewy, but not particularly tasty. It is quite salty and not sweet. I do not recommend it.