- 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.