Pan de Muerto ~ Day of the Dead Bread

Ingredients

1½ cups Flour

 ½ cups Sugar

 1t Salt

2 Packets Dry Yeast

1t Anis Seed

 

 

½ cup Milk

½ cup Water

½ cup Butter

Eggs

4½ cups Flour

 

Instructions

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Mix all dry ingredients together except the 4 1/2 cups of flour

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In a small pan, heat the milk, the water, and the butter. Add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture.

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Beat well.

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Mix in the eggs and the first 1 1/2 cups of flour. Beat.

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Little by little add in the rest of the flour.

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Knead the mixture on a floured board for 10 minutes.

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Put the dough in a greased bowl and allow it to rise until it has doubled in size. 

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Punch the dough down and reshape. On top put some strips of dough simulating bones, and a little ball (tear). 

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Let it rise another hour.

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Bake at 350° F  for about 40 minute

Glaze:

1/2 cup Sugar
1/3 cup fresh OrangeJuice
2 tablespoons grated Orange Zest

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Bring to a boil for 2 minutes, then apply to bread with a pastry brush.

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Sprinkle on colored sugar while glaze is still damp.

Feliz Día de Muertos!

 

 

 

 

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