Miniature Pan De Muerto

READY IN: 2hrs 17mins
SERVES: 12

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • 1. Combine the first 5 dry ingredients plus 1 1/2 cups of flour in a large bowl.
  • 2. In a small sauce pan, stir the milk, water, and butter over medium heat until all the butter is melted. Pour the mixture into your dry ingredients and mix well with a wooden spoon (or use a mixer).
  • 3. Add the four eggs and mix well.
  • 4. Then slowly add the remaining 4 cups of flour, constantly stirring to combine the ingredients.
  • Once the dough is only slightly sticky, place it on a floured surface and knead until smooth.
  • Put the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a towel and set aside in a warm place for approximately an hour and a half to allow the dough to rise.
  • 7. Prepare two cookie sheets by covering them with aluminum foil.
  • Once the dough has doubled in size, place it on a floured surface and punch it back down. Then spread the dough and divide it into four or five equal portions.
  • 9. Take one portion and divide it again into four equal parts and begin shaping each one into a round loaf.
  • 10. Repeat until you have 12 small loaves, placing six on each cookie sheet.
  • Divide the remaining dough into 12 equal parts and begin creating the top design. Use each part to roll out the bone-shaped pieces and lay across the top of the loaf, criss-crossing them. Top each loaf with a smaller round piece of dough.
  • 12. Set the loaves aside for another hour to rise again. I just placed them on top of the stove while the oven was heating up. Be sure to cover them with cling wrap or a hand towel.
  • 13. Place both cookie sheets in a 350 degree oven for 15 - 18 minutes.
  • While the loaves are baking, you can prepare your simple, sweet glaze.
  • For Glaze.
  • Combine the sugar and orange juice in a sauce pan and boil for approximately 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Remove and set aside.
  • When the loaves have finished baking, brush the glaze over them while they are still warm.
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