Mexican Day of the Dead Bread Recipe | Yummly

Mexican Day of the Dead Bread

LA COCINA DE BABEL
12Ingredients
75Minutes
140Calories
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Description

Mexican Day of the Dead Bread, pan de muerto in Spanish, is a sweet roll baked in Mexico and parts of the United States during the weeks leading up to Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, an ancient Aztec ritual typically celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. This recipe for day of the dead bread uses yeast as its rising agent and uses cake flour for a lighter texture. Lightly flavored with anise and fresh orange juice, this sweet roll is a tasty treat. The dough should be made the day before so that it can be refrigerated overnight before shaping and baking.

Ingredients

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  • 0.5 kilograms cake flour
  • 175 grams sugar
  • 7 grams yeast (dried)
  • 6 eggs (medium, at room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon pork lard
  • 125 grams butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 tablespoon aniseed
  • 1 orange
  • 1 tablespoon essence (orange blossom)
  • 50 milliliters milk
  • sugar (for sprinkling)
  • 1 beaten egg (for brushing)
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    Directions

    1. In a large bowl, add the flour. Make a well in the center and add all the ingredients.
    2. Mix into a dough for about 30 minutes. If using a food blender, mix for 15 minutes. If necessary add more flour.
    3. Grease the inside of a large bowl.
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    NutritionView More

    140Calories
    Sodium2% DV40mg
    Fat8% DV5g
    Protein6% DV3g
    Carbs7% DV21g
    Fiber3% DV<1g
    Calories140Calories from Fat45
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat5g8%
    Saturated Fat2.5g13%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol55mg18%
    Sodium40mg2%
    Potassium55mg2%
    Protein3g6%
    Calories from Fat45
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate21g7%
    Dietary Fiber<1g3%
    Sugars7g14%
    Vitamin A4%
    Vitamin C8%
    Calcium2%
    Iron10%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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