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Day-of-the-Dead Bread

Day-of-the-Dead Bread recipe
photo by:kraft
i think its great something fun to make and it must taste relly goodi wonder if theres ahistory behind this bread
posted by
 a cook
on 9/17/2003
time
prep:
1 hr 20 min
total:
5 hr
servings
total:
20 servings or 2 loaves, 10 servings each
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What You Need

4-1/2
cups  flour, divided
3/4
cup  sugar
2
env.  active dry yeast
1
Tbsp.  anise seed
1
Tbsp.  grated orange zest
1
tsp.  ground cinnamon
1
tsp.  salt
1/2
cup  milk
1/2
cup  water
1/2
cup  (1 stick) butter
5
 eggs, divided
1
Tbsp.  KOOL-AID Orange Flavor Sugar-Sweetened Soft Drink Mix
1
Tbsp.  sugar
1-1/2
tsp.  water

Make It

MIX 1-1/2 cups of the flour, the 3/4 cup sugar, yeast, anise seed, orange zest, cinnamon and salt in large bowl; set aside. Place milk, 1/2 cup water and the butter in small saucepan. Cook on low heat until mixture reaches 105°F to 115°F; stir. Make a well in center of flour mixture. Add milk mixture; stir until well blended. Lightly beat 4 of the eggs. Add to flour mixture; mix well. Gradually add remaining 3 cups flour, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition until dough is smooth but not sticky.

PLACE dough on lightly floured surface; knead 20 min. Place in large greased bowl; cover with greased sheet of plastic wrap and towel. Let stand at room temperature 1-1/2 hours.

REMOVE 1/4 of the dough; shape into 3-inch pieces to resemble bones and tears. Set aside. Divide remaining dough in half; shape each piece into a ball. Place on floured surface; knead 5 min. Place on greased baking sheet. Decorate balls of dough with dough pieces as desired; cover with greased plastic wrap and towel. Let rise at room temperature 1-1/2 hours or until dough is doubled in volume.

PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Beat remaining egg. Brush over dough. Bake 40 min. or until golden brown. Mix drink mix, 1 Tbsp. sugar and 1-1/2 tsp. water; brush over warm bread. Cool completely.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Make it Easy
If you have a dough hook attachment for your electric mixer, use it to mix and knead the dough for step 3 of this recipe.
Food Facts
Mexicans pay respect to those who have passed away by celebrating the Day of the Dead on November 1st and 2nd. Family members visit cemeteries, where they play their favorite music, bring flowers, offerings and pictures of the deceased and prepare their favorite foods including Day-of-the-Dead Bread.
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