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    Pan De Muertos ( Day of the Dead Bread)

    Pan De Muertos ( Day of the Dead Bread). Photo by Rachel Lynn

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    3 hrs 40 mins

    3 hrs

    40 mins

    Rachel Lynn's Note:

    this is a version of the bread that is made for November 2 celebration known as el Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Mexico. My Spanish teacher gave our class this recipe, and most of us molded the bread into shapes, like skulls, bones, angels, animals, etc.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 20

    Yield:

    slices

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Mix all dry ingredients together except the 4 1/2 cups of flour.
    2. 2
      In small pan, heat the milk, the water, and the butter.
    3. 3
      Add liquid mixture to the dry mixture.
    4. 4
      Beat well.
    5. 5
      Mix in the eggs and 1 1/2 cups of flour. Beat well.
    6. 6
      Put in rest of flour, little by little.
    7. 7
      Knead the mixture for 10 minutes.
    8. 8
      Put dough in bowl and allow to rise until has doubled in size, or about an hour and a half.
    9. 9
      Punch dough down and reshape it with some "bone" shapes on top to decorate it.
    10. 10
      Let rise another hour.
    11. 11
      Heat 1/2 cup sugar and the 1/3 orange juice over stove until melted.
    12. 12
      Brush over dough.
    13. 13
      Bake at 350°F for about 40 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 04, 2012

      55

      My daughter and I made this for extra credit in her Spanish Class ... and it is delicious!

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    • on November 03, 2012

      55

      OK After Rachel contacted me and told me that weather could affect the outcome of the bread I realized I was baking this bread during Hurricane Sandy! Guess what? I tried the recipe again and it came out great!!!!
      Thank you Rachel for your help...you are so nice to contact me.
      This recipe is great!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Pan De Muertos ( Day of the Dead Bread)

    Serving Size: 1 (80 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 20

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 239.8
     
    Calories from Fat 56
    23%
    Total Fat 6.2 g
    9%
    Saturated Fat 3.4 g
    17%
    Cholesterol 50.2 mg
    16%
    Sodium 175.6 mg
    7%
    Total Carbohydrate 39.9 g
    13%
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    5%
    Sugars 10.4 g
    41%
    Protein 5.8 g
    11%

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