Aaron Liu/sandbox
CategoryBread recipes
Energy228 kcal (954 kJ)
Time2 hours and 35 minutes

{{recipe}} | Mexico

Pan de Muerto, Spanish for "Bread of the Dead", is a sweet traditional Mexican bread that is commonly made during Day of the Dead. It is traditionally used as an offering for a dead relative. The family will eat the bread, and thus nourish the dead relative's spirit with its "essence". It is a regular bun with a cross at the top and sugar sprinkled on it.

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Procedure edit

  1. Place 4 eggs, the margarine, the salt, and half of the sugar into the mixing bowl. Work the dough with the paddle attachment for about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the flour in small amounts alternating with the warm water.
  3. Add the yeast and mix until well combined.
  4. Add the butter, the zest, the rest of the sugar and the orange blossom water one at a time. Mix well each time until soft dough forms.
  5. Transfer the dough onto a work surface and knead until smooth.
  6. Transfer the dough into a container and wrap in plastic wrap. Set aside in a warm place until dough doubles in size; usually takes 45 mins ~ 1 hour.
  7. Transfer the dough onto a work surface. Reserve 300g of dough which will be used to form the cross and separate the rest into 70g pieces.
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Notes, tips, and variations edit

  • Cut the margarine and butter into smaller pieces before adding them into the mixing bowl.
  • If the dough sticks to the working surface, coat the working surface with some flour.
  • If you want two large buns instead of 16 small ones, separate the dough into two equal pieces after reserving 300g instead.

Warnings edit

  • Pay attention to the amount of water and flour that should be added. The correct amount is 60 ml of water and 64 tablespoons of flour.
  • Warning 2
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