How to make communion bread wafers

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How to make communion bread wafers
Make the communion wafers for your next church service. (Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Often churches rely on congregants serving on a communion team to provide bread for the communion service. Volunteer to help with this honourable task by baking the communion wafers in your own kitchen. Making communion wafers is so easy to do that you can whip it up and out of the oven Sunday morning before you go to church.

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Things you need

  • Mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Spoon
  • 3 tbsp shortening
  • 4 to 6 tbsp iced water
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • Non-stick baking tray
  • Rolling pin
  • Spatula with checked pattern

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  1. 1

    Pre-heat the oven to 163 degrees Celsius.

  2. 2

    Pour the flour and salt into the mixing bowl. Add the shortening to the mixture, and press it into the flour/salt mixture so that it is divided throughout the mixture.

  3. 3

    Pour the iced water into the bowl. You will want to start with a little water and add more (up to 6 tbsp) as the mixture forms a doughy consistency. Mix with a spoon until the mixture forms a lump of dough.

  4. 4

    Place the lump of dough on a non-stick baking tray, and roll it out with a rolling pin. dough out on baking tray. Press a spatula with a checkered pattern into the dough. It will leave indentations in the dough that will make it easy to break apart the wafer bread once it is baked.

  5. 5

    Place the dough in the oven. Bake at 163 degrees Celsius for 15 to 20 minutes. Take out the bread went it turns a light brown colour.

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