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 Culture & Traditions

Pan de Muerto

Day of the Dead Bread


1½ cups Flour

 ½ cups Sugar

 1t Salt

2 Packets Dry Yeast

1t Anis Seed

½ cup Milk

½ cup Water

½ cup Butter

4  Eggs

4½ cups Flour


  • Mix all dry ingredients together except the 4 1/2 cups of flour
  • In a small pan, heat the milk, the water, and the butter.
  • Add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture.
  • Beat well.
  • Mix in the eggs and the first 1 1/2 cups of flour.
  • Beat. Little by little add in the rest of the flour.
  • Knead the mixture on a floured board for 10 minutes.
  • Put the dough in a greased bowl and allow it to rise until it has doubled in size.
  • Punch the dough down and reshape. On top put some strips of dough simulating bones, and a little ball (tear).
  • Let it rise another hour.
  • Bake at 350° F  for about 40 minute



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

Bring to a boil for 2 minutes, then apply to bread with a pastry brush.
Sprinkle on colored sugar while glaze is still damp.

Feliz Día de Muertos!

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