Good Friday at Home Kitchen Communion Recipe

At River Valley, we’re excited to be celebrating Good Friday at home! We want to share a recipe with you so that you can make bread for our special Good Friday Communion service in your own kitchen.

IngredientsBread Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 TBSP yeast
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 to 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 egg whisked with 1 TBSP water to brush on top


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve sugar in warm water. Add yeast; let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the canola oil, egg, salt and enough flour to form a soft dough. Knead for 5 minutes.
  3. Form dough into a smooth ball. Keeping the dough in the bowl, spray with non-stick spray and cover bowl with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place for 15 minutes.
  4. Punch down dough.  Knead for 1 minute. Take the dough and cut it evenly in two.
  5. Form each into a loaf by rolling it into an oblong shape then tucking and pinching the ends under the loaf.
  6. Place each loaf in a bread pan. Brush thoroughly with egg mixture.
  7. Let loaf sit while oven is preheating to 400 degrees F, or about 10 minutes. It bakes at a higher temp than other bread recipes. Make sure your oven rack is on a lower setting so that the top doesn’t burn! 
  8. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until outside is golden brown and internal temperature of loaf registers 195-200 degrees.
  9. Let cool. Slice & enjoy your kitchen communion!

Bread ingredients

Bread dough

Final photo of bread

Recipe from “Butter with a side of bread.”

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