Daniel Fast Unleavened Bread

Written by McDonald, T.  |  Date 25th of April 2022      

Looking for a bread you can have on a Daniel fast?  This simple unleavened bread will do for the fast.  Since no sugar is permitted on a Daniel fast, I used sultanas to sweeten it up a bit and added some herbs for more flavour.  If you don't know what a Daniel fast is, read the blog Daniel Fast Handbook.


  • Hydration is the amount of water in percentage and this recipe is using 62% hydration. The equation below shows how I worked out the amount of water needed.  Please note that I have rounded to the closest integer.

(Desired Hydration / 100) x Flour (g) = Water Quantity (ml).

238g x (62% / 100) = 148ml (3.s.f). 

  • Weigh out the water because some measuring jugs are inaccurate.  
1 ml of water = 1 gram of water.
  • Weight out the dough and divide it into equal amounts in weight.


Makes 4 unleavened breads.


  • 238g wholemeal strong bread flour 
  • 1/2 tsp of salt.
  • 148ml of warm water
  • Fresh herbs (optional)
  • 2 heaped tbsp of sultanas 


  1.  Soak the sultanas in water for 30 minutes.

  2. Add the flour into a bowl.  Add the oil and salt. 

  3. Add the sultanas and decide if you want to add some herbs such as fresh basil, fresh coriander or fresh parsley. 

  4. Add the water a little at a time and mix with a wooden spoon.

  5. Continue combining with your hands and kneed for a minute or two until the ingredients evenly mixed together. 

  6. Cut into four evenly sized pieces.

  7. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin into thinnish sheets. You shouldn't need any extra flour for this but if you do, don't use white flour because it is not permitted during a Daniel fast.  

  8. Heat the frying pan so it is really hot! 

  9. Add the dough to the frying pan and keep flipping the bread until cooked.  About  45 - 60 seconds each side.

  10. When ready, wrap in a clean fresh tea towel or they may go hard.  Open the tea towel up and add each new bread.  Covering them like this keeps the moisture in keeping the bread flexible.  When you put that last one in the tea towel, If you want them folded, wait a minute and then unwrap them and fold them over and wrap them back up again.  Allow to cool before storing in the fridge in an air tight container. 

Dived into 4 and flatten with your hand

After rolling out, fry in a dry frying pan


A soft sweet tasting bread. 

I hope that you like this recipe.  Please like subscribe and share with your friends.  Peace be with you and may your fast be accepted.


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