Many years, April is full of holy days related to the seasons of Lent and Easter, but April is also the month the church has set aside for dedication to the Holy Sacrament.
In addition to making April a great month for trying to spend some time with the Holy Sacrament in Adoration, you and your family could try baking unleavened bread.
Here is a very easy recipe from the creative mom behind Catholic Icing (find the full story here: http://www.catholicicing.com/baked-unleavened-bread-with-kids/)
1 cup cold water
2 TBS cooking oil
8 TBS honey
1 ½ tsp salt
3 TBS softened butter
5 cups flour (white or wheat)
Preheat oven to 400.
Mix first six ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Slowly add the flour and knead until an elastic dough forms. Oil your hands and shape balls of dough. Flatten the balls and then poke holes with a fork in the dough. Place the dough rounds in a greased pan. Bake for ten to twelve minutes or until golden around the edges. Enjoy!
Coincidentally, this cooking project also makes a great activity for Holy Thursday, when you can talk with your family about the Last Supper!
(Note: The unleavened bread used for Holy Communion has very strict guidelines for ingredients and this recipe does not meet those standards. It is a more tasty version that makes a fun family project!)
“Celebrating the Month of the Blessed Sacrament” contributed by Kim Miller.