Pan de Muerto

dead bread
Pan de Muerto
Easy recipe for pan de muerto, a delicious dessert characteristic of the festivals in October and November in Mexico: Day of the dead. The Pan de Muerto is placed on the altars of dead during the celebration of day of the dead in Mexico, which takes place in early November.
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total time
1 hr 10 min
total time
1 hr 10 min
  • 2 cups of wheat flour
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • ½ Cup margarine or butter
  • 1/3 Cup of vegetable shortening
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 7 egg yolks
  • 1 Orange Blossom tea envelope
  • 4 teaspoon whole anise
  • 3 additional tablespoons of vegetable shortening for greasing the pan and tray
  • 20 GR of yeast
  • 1 tablespoon of orange zest
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
You will also need
  • a medium-sized brush for food, a baking sheet, pan with capacity of 2 litres, plastic or pewter with half-litre capacity container, 2 Wells of pewter or stainless steel with a capacity of half a liter, fine sieve.
Preparation mode
    1. Prepare the yeast. Dissolve yeast with 8 tablespoons of warm water using the plastic jar, Adds 15 tablespoons of flour until a paste. Leave to ferment in a warm place (not in the Sun) until it doubled its volume. To have a good bread of dead we must well prepare yeast.
    2. Prepare essences. Using the wells, boil a cup of water in each, place anise and orange blossom in each separate during 5 minutes and strain. This will give you the flavor to the pan de muerto.
    3. Make the dough. It departs one spoonful of flour and sift the rest on the table knead, is a source. The Center placed the salt, sugar, 2 eggs, 7 egg yolks, 15 tablespoons sugar, 3 tablespoons orange blossom tea and 2 anise tea, the scrape of Orange, 1/3 Cup of shortening and butter. It incorporates everything with your hands until a uniform paste. So begins to take shape our dead bread.
    4. Knead. Then add the sourdough and follows kneading, Start whipping the dough (take one end and hit another against the table, as if it were a hammer), until bubbles, the dough feels plastic and is off easily. Form a ball and brush with vegetable shortening, place in a saucepan and cover with a damp cloth. Leave to ferment in a warm place until it doubled its volume. It is the heaviest thing to prepare the pan de muerto.
    5. Prepare for baking. Take the dough and knead again. Aparta 2 cups to make the ornaments of the pan de muerto. With the rest get a ball and placed on the tray greased with shortening. Form ornaments with hands and stick them on the ball of dough. It leaves fluff.
    6. Bake. Beat the egg and varnished bread using the brush. Bake during 15 minutes to 200 ° C, After low temperature to 170 ° C and bake 20 more minutes. Remove the pan de muerto and let cool.
    7. Decorate. Dissolve a tablespoon of flour and other sugar in 2 cups of water and heat until you have a thick consistency. It cools slightly stirring. Spread the mixture to the cold bread and sprinkle 10 tablespoons sugar, Hold on 5 minutes and sprinkle the remaining sugar. Ready the pan de muerto!
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