El Pan De Muerto

Recipe by j2359591
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READY IN: 3hrs 10mins
YIELD: 1 loaf
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a saucepan over medium flame, heat the butter, milk and water until very warm but not boiling.
  • Meanwhile, measure out 1-1/2 cups flour and set the rest aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the 1-1/2 cups flour, yeast, salt, anise seed and sugar.
  • Beat in the warm liquid until well combined.
  • Add the eggs and beat in another 1 cup of flour.
  • Continue adding more flour until dough is soft but not sticky.
  • Knead on lightly floured board for ten minutes until smooth and elastic.
  • Lightly grease a bowl and place dough in it, cover with plastic wrap and let rise in warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1-1/2 hours.
  • Punch the dough down and shape into loaves resembling skulls, skeletons or round loaves with"bones" placed ornamentally around the top.
  • Let these loaves rise for 1 hour.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 F degree oven for 40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and paint on glaze.
  • Glaze: Bring to a boil for 2 minutes, then apply to bread with a pastry brush.
  • If desired, sprinkle on colored sugar while glaze is still damp.
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