This Unleaven Bread is perfect for taking communion with your family or at church.
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Baking unleavened bread is an excellent activity to help your family learn the differences between leavened and unleavened bread.
In this post, I talk about how unleavened bread was made and what it represented during Bible times. I also talk about how unleavened bread is used today, how leavened bread was used in the bible, and how yeast affects bread. This Unleavened Bread recipe is also excellent. My children love to eat it with a little honey. Your family can eat it as a snack or read Matthew 26:26 with your family and partake in the Lord’s supper. If you enjoy this post, you may also want to bake Resurrection Story Cookies with your family HERE.
Yeast is Leavening Agent
Yeast is used as a leavening agent when making bread and baked goods. When yeast is added to a mixture of dough, a fermentation process begins as the yeast eats the sugars and releases carbon dioxide gas. The yeast absorbs the oxygen in the dough and starts the reproduction of cells. The yeast cells produce carbon dioxide which causes the dough to rise. In other words, yeast corrupts or takes over the dough and causes it to grow.
Matthew 16:6 "Jesus said, 'Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.'"
Yeast Corrupts Dough
Jesus knew that a little yeast is enough to make a whole batch of dough rise (yeast corrupts the dough). In Matthew 16:6, Jesus was warning about the attitude of the Pharisees. The Pharisees thought that only those who believed and behaved like they would be saved. They were focused on following the law and did not care about people. Jesus was all about taking care of others and loving others. He wanted others to understand the most important thing in life was to love God and love thy neighbor.
To Get Bread To Rise
To get bread to rise in Bible times, they would combine flour and water and leave it in a cool place. After a long time, the dough would rise. They saved a little dough from each batch (a starter dough) to add to the next batch. This would speed up the process of how long it would take the bread to rise. Leavened bread involved a lot of work.
Making unleavened bread was much easier. Once the flour and water were mixed, the bread was ready to bake. There was no starter dough, and the bread did not have to sit for a long time. Unleavened Bread represented haste (Example: When the Israelites left Egypt in a hurry), simplicity, powerlessness, and a lack of labor.
The next time you see unleavened bread in the Bible just try to remember how it was made and what it represented. At the bottom of the page are just a few of the times it was mentioned in the Bible. Both in the Old Testament and in the New Testament Unleavened Bread was used in the Passover.
Matthew 26:26 "While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, 'Take and eat; this is my body.'"
Recipe for Unleavened Bread
The most important way we use Unleavened Bread today is for The Lord’s Supper/Communion. It helps us remember the sacrifice Jesus made for us. This recipe is easy and delicious.
If you are looking for other easy Easter treats, try the following:
- SPRINGTIME SPRINKLES POUND CAKE
- EASTER OREO’S
- KRISPIE EASTER EGGS
- Easy Lemon Blueberry Cake
- BEST LEMON TREATS
- UNLEAVENED COMMUNION BREAD RECIPE
- NO BAKE LEMON PIE
- STRAWBERRY PRETZEL SALAD
- NO-BAKE COCONUT PIE
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- ULTIMATE LEMON POUND CAKE
- Easy Lemonade Cake
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BEST Unleavened Bread Recipe
- 3/4 cup scalded milk Scalded milk is to heat it to an almost boil You can do this in the microwave.
- 1 egg beaten
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2-1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- 1 tsp. Salt
- Beat milk, honey, and butter together.
- Then, add the egg.
- Gradually add 2 cups of flour and the salt. The dough will be sticky. Use a large 12x17 size parchment paper to roll out the dough. Flour the parchment paper well and add the dough.
- Make sure the parchment paper, rolling pin, and dough are floured well. Use the remaining 1/4 cup flour. Roll the dough to 1/4" thickness.
- Place the rolled out dough with the parchment paper on a baking sheet 12x17 size to fit in my baking pan.
- Prick with a fork.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 15 or 20 minutes.
Break into pieces.
Exodus 13:3&7, Exodus 12:39, Exodus 12:15, Mark 26:18, Mark 14:1, Mark 14:12, Luke 22:1, Acts 12:3, Acts 20:6This post contains affiliate links. I will make a small commission if you purchase these products BUT it will not cost you any extra money.
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