NYC Bread Recipe

When I was preparing to live in NYC, I want to not only an adventure into the city, but a spiritual encounter.  Before leaving, I was asked to preach on November 3rd for the feast of Martin de Porres, the patron saint of Social Justice. One of the readings for the day was the Old Testament scripture from Isaiah 58, “Is this the manner of fasting I wish, of keeping a day of penance: That a man bow his head like a reed, and lie in sackcloth and ashes? Do you call this a fast, a day acceptable to the LORD? This, rather, is the fasting that I wish: releasing those bound unjustly… sharing your bread with the hungry, sheltering the oppressed and the homeless”. I wanted to listen to Isaiah in a real way when he said to share your bread. I would bake bread, cut thick slices and upon meeting someone asking for change, I would tell them I’ve baked you this bread.  – Chris


NYC Bread

In 3 cups of warm water stir 1 tsp of active yeast and ⅓ cup honey. Incorporate 5 cups of whole wheat flour, let stand for ½ hr. Mix in 3 tbs of melted butter, 1 tbs of sea salt, and ⅓ cup honey. Kneed in 3 ½ cups of a mixture of whole wheat, oats, flaxseed, and what grains you may have in your home. Let rise until doubles, punch down, let rise again. Compact dough, and divide into two or three balls, flatten into flat round circles, and fold top edge down, left and right edges to center, and roll to seal. Place in buttered and floured bread pans, and let “proof” for 20 min. Bake for 30 min at 350 degrees. Remove from oven, place on cooling racks, and rub top of loaves with butter to keep crust soft. Let cool before cutting.

Share with those who are hungry.

One Response to “NYC Bread Recipe”

  1. Thanks for the recipe and all the work you are doing to keep the world fed! I totally support your efforts and encourage you to share all your food knowledge with those hungry to hear it and help it.

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