Although the Risen Jesus on some eight occasions appeared to his disciples and to the woman, none of them recognized the Lord who had become the center of their lives.
The two disciples fleeing to Emmaus spent the whole day conversing with Jesus without their catching on. The interesting difference with them was that they recognized him in his breaking of the bread.
Are we meant to see how Jesus was different then? What do you thunk? Can you picture the scene?
Might it be that through the many many meals with his followers, Jesus had exhibited his own way of concluding the meal by taking up a loaf and by lovingly giving a share to each one at table with him.
At the conclusion of the Last Supper Jesus had said to his disciples, "Do this in memory of me."