How to make Greek Prosphora?
- Add yeast to lukewarm water (100F or 38C) and stir to hydrate the granules.
- In a large bowl, mix together flour and salt.
- Knead the dough for 8 – 12 minutes by hand or until the dough stretches easily without tearing.
- Cover and allow dough to rest for 1 -2 hours or until double in size.
What is Greek communion bread called?
Prosforo, pronounced PROHS-foh-roh, means “offering” and is made by members of the Greek Orthodox faith as altar bread for celebrations of the Divine Liturgy. The bread consists of two loaves baked together, one placed on top of the other.
What is a Prosphora seal?
The Prosphora Seal: The Prosphora seal is used on the top of the loaf. The seal contains a cross and the letters IC XC (Jesus Christ) and NIKA (Conquers). The seal stamps the bread and is a guide for the priest on how to cut the bread.