How to Make Communion Bread Wafers

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Communion bread or communion wafers are used in religious services all over the world. Traditionally, the communion wafer is unleavened and uses only a few ingredients. Today, some churches, homes and religious institutions are making their own communion bread to use for special services, or year-round. Communion bread can be adjusted to suit dietary needs as well as religious obligations.

How to Make Communion Bread Wafers
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Things You'll Need

  • All-purpose flour
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Vegetable or olive oil
  • Optional ingredients: honey, seeds or spices
Step 1

Mix together your base ingredients of oil, water, flour and salt, using 1 cup of hot water, 2 tablespoons of oil and 1 teaspoon of salt to every 3 cups of flour.

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Step 2

Knead the wafer dough on a floured surface until it no longer sticks, then roll out to your desired thickness.

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Step 3

Cut your separate wafers from the rolled out dough into your desired shape (round, rectangular, hexagonal) with a very sharp knife, bottle cap or cracker/cookie cutter.

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Step 4

Bake the wafers in a 400 degree oven until golden brown. Once cool, they can be stored in a cool, dry place up to two weeks.

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