Friday, November 16, 2007

My First Prosphora

This Sunday I will be offering the Holy Bread in honor of my daughter Rachel and in memory of my mother Virginia both of whom were born on Nov. 17.

This is my first solo attempt at baking the bread. Our priest's wife Khouria Claudia, gave a group of us, mostly converts, a workshop in bread baking a few weeks ago. I made a practice batch last weekend and it was awful! A woman at my church had also loaned me a DVD on holy bread making which I watched this morning to refresh my memory. I think this batch was much better. I could at least see the seals this time! (just not very well in this picture!)

6 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I am sure you will be richly blessed by making and offering this bread which will become the Holy Mystery ......

Memory eternal to your dear mother Virginia, knancy !

Dixie said...

Oh...I don't want to even think about my prophora making! My first and practice one was actually very good. When I made the second one I left the seal in when I put it in the oven (don't ask) and remembered it about 30 minute later. That one was ruined and the seal (wooden) was curled a bit. The third one...which was the one that had to work--I was out of time!...was lumpy on top and didn't rise well. Oh well...the second time I tried was a little better. I have a new recipe that came with a new bread pan with the seal build right in. It allows for the use of my Kitchen Aid mixer dough hook. I haven't tried that yet...but I should.

Congratulations on your first attempt. Chronia polla for your dear daughter and memory eternal for your dear mother.

DebD said...

Oh, they DO look lovely. Memory Eternal to you dear mother.

Shelley said...

Where did you get the dvd?
Dixie, where did you find a pan with a seal built in?
Not sure if I'll ever have the chance to make this, but one of these years I hope to.

Dixie said...

The prosphoron pan I bought can be found here. It is expensive but I figure if I have good tools I will be able to cook a little better...and I need all the help I can get!

Anonymous said...

Please try The Gifted Pan for Prosfora baking.
www.thegiftedpan.com