Communion Bread Bakers
Bread baking is a resource to provide fresh baked bread for all communion services at St. Peters each Sunday. The bread bakers prepare the bread according to a specific recipe and deliver the bread to the church sacristy not later than 1 hour prior to the first service on Sunday morning.
To provide four pita size loaves of freshly baked bread for communion services on Sunday morning.
St. Peters Bread Recipe
Makes 4 pita size loaves - Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of active dry yeast, 7/8 cup lukewarm water (or a little more), 5 tablespoons of honey, 2 ½ tablespoons of vegetable oil, ½ teaspoon of salt, 2 2/3 cups whole-wheat flour, ½ cup unbleached all-purpose flour. Combine yeast and water in a large bowl, stirring until yeast is dissolved. Add the honey, oil, and salt and set aside for five minutes. Add the whole wheat flour and beat for about five minutes, gradually adding all-purpose flour until the dough begins to pull away from the sides of the bowl. Turn out on a lightly floured surface. Knead for five minutes, until dough is smooth and elastic; add flour as necessary to reduce stickiness. Lightly butter a large bowl. Place dough in bowl and turn to coat on all sides. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm draft-free place until doubled in bulk, 2-3 hours. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease (or use non-stick) baking sheets. Divide dough into 4 large balls. Press down and form pita bread type loaves. Cut crosses on the tops. Bake for eleven minutes until golden brown and center is done. Transfer to wire rack to cool. Put in zip-lock bag and bring to church.