- 4 ounces Butterat room temperature
- ¾ cup Sugar
- 3 tsp Star Anise
- 1 tsp Salt
- 6 cups All-purpose flouror white bread, divided
- 4 Large eggsat room temperature
- 1 cups warm Waternot to exceed 110 °F
- 2 tbsp Orange zest
- 2 (¼-ounce) packets Active dry yeast
For the Orange Glaze(optional):
- ¼ cup Sugar
- ¼ cup Orange juice
Mexican Day of the Dead Bread (Pan de Muerto)
You’re probably wondering why we have named this recipe Mexican Day of the Dead Bread (Pan de Muerto) because as the name suggests, traditionally this round, sweet bread loaf is enjoyed in Mexico on this special celebration, falling in November.
Made with a light dough from butter, sugar, aniseed, salt, flour, eggs, warm water, orange zest and yeast, it’s the bone-like pattern shaped and draped over the top that represents bones and tears on this specific day!
To make Mexican Day of the Dead Bread (Pan de Muerto), you will need the following ingredients:
Steps to make Mexican Day of the Dead Bread (Pan de Muerto)
Combine batter ingredients
Add wet ingredients and flour
Add yeast and flour
Add remaining flour
Knead and Rise
Preheat the oven to 350 °F.
This is delicious!
Added a bit more sugar to mine.
I accidently added a little bit more orange juice but it still was yummy.
Way too orangey for my tastebuds but my kids actually enjoyed it so I guess I'll keep it bookmarked just incase they start begging again.
Really hard to make this and shape everything so It's not my personal favorite but I'll try to make it agian when dia de los muertos comes.
Not sure what the point of the design is so I didn't do it but made it like a normal loaf instead, tasted great.
Cut some orange slices and ad them to the top too for an EXTRA look.
Phenomenal recipe It's my first time ever making something Mexican since I'm from Greece and usually try to stick to what I know but this is something I've wanted to try since I first laid eyes on it and let me tell you..it's worth baking for sure not only does it look and taste amazing but your house will smell amazing for days after baking this day of the dead bread, 5 stars all the way from me.
Brought some into work on the day of the dead and everyone wanted to know what they were eating haha.
It's a simple bread but it does taste good.
Had mine with some blueberry jam.
Fluffy and delicious exactly what I expected when I read the description and good with some whipped cream too.
Takes a really long time to make this that's about the only thing I didn't like.
I really liked the churro apple pie more but this is also a decent Mexican dessert.
Not that sweet sadly but I still enjoyed it very much and so did my abuela she wants to make it again but with some chocolate chips inside.
Normally I wouldn't go for things like this but it wasn't too bad.
Freaking nailed it on the first try!! The bread is so soft and great with tea omg.
If you want something easy then I suggest the vegan banana bread, this is kinda hard to make but if you do end up making it you won't regret it the flavor is really good and so is the texture.
Never thought i'd try to make something out of my comfort zone but this just looks too good to pass up.
Mexican day of the dead is literally my favorite me and the kids always have tacos and put on our candy skull paint, can't wait to try this out when it comes back around.
Well done! Verified!
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