Qurbana Recipe

The following is a recipe for Qurbana
Bread, however, for those who are unable to obtain the proper
ingredients or who do not have an oven to bake Qurbana Bread, one may
purchase a loaf of wheat bread instead and set it aside (or freeze
it) so that it is only used for Qurbana.

What you will need for making your own Lekhem d’Qurbana Qadisha:

* 1 pack. dry yeast
* 2 teaspns sugar, 1/8 teaspn
* 4 1/2 cups sifted flour
* 2 teaspns salt
* 2 eggs
* 1 1/4 cup lukewarm water
* 2 tablespns oil
* 1 egg yolk, beaten with 1 tspn water


1. Combine the yeast, sugar,
saffron, 1/4 cup water, and let stand for 5 minutes.
2. Sift flour and salt into a large
bowl, make a well in the flour, and pour the eggs in, oil, water, and
dissolved yeast mixture.
3. Work in well with your hands,
turn out on a floured board and knead well.
4. Cover, and let rise in a warm
place for an hour.
5. Punch the dough down, recover,
and let rise until doubled (if you poke a finger into it, the dent
will spring back fairly quickly).
6. Divide into three parts (if it is
for Shabbat) and let rest for 10 minutes.
7. For Shabbat shape the dough into
a braid by using three strands of dough; for all other days of
Qurbana form the dough into a circular shape.
8. Cover again and let rise until
9. Carve a cross in the top of the
10 Brush with the beaten egg/water
mixture, and bake for 45-60 minutes in a 375 degree oven (depending
on your oven and climate).

11. When done pinch off a small
piece and set it aside for use on the altar for the Levi to consume.
When doing this say, “Blessed are You Yahuah, our God, King of
the Universe, who reminds us concerning the needs of the Leviim”.
Even if there will be no Leviim consuming the bread, this prayer
should be said to remind one of the Mitzvah of providing for the
Levite’s needs.

12. At this point you should say a
thanksgiving prayer and blessing concerning the bread and what it
will be used for. This should be a prayer from your heart.

If you are unable to braid the bread
then fashion it into a circular shape.

The bread may be baked by anyone (male
or female) who is a member of the Assembly.

  • Yusef bar Mikha’el