Day-of-the-Dead Bread

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(5) 3 Reviews
Prep Time
1
hr.
20
min.
Total Time
5
hr.
Servings

20 servings or 2 loaves, 10 servings each

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  • 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.

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.

Servings

  • 20 servings or 2 loaves, 10 servings each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 20 servings or 2 loaves, 10 servings each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 200
% Daily Value
Total fat 6g
Saturated fat 3g
Cholesterol 65mg
Sodium 170mg
Carbohydrate 31g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 9g
Protein 5g
   
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • alexajune | Tue, Oct 31 2006 4:08 PM

    i think this bread is great because it tastes good and also has so much tradition behind it. i had to make it for spanish class and i really enjoyed the process and the outcome of making the bread ;)

  • sweet247 | Thu, Oct 14 2004 1:24 PM

  • loly15 | Fri, Oct 8 2004 10:10 AM

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