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Pan de Muerto
Posted: April 16, 2019
Source: Vitamix
This bread is traditionally made for the Day of the Dead, November 2nd, where the Mexican people honor their ancestors. This bread is so good you will want to make it on many more occasions than just one.
Total Time
2 hours
Yields
4 large rolls

Ingredients:

For the rolls

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup warm milk
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp anise seed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp orange zest

For the glaze

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbs orange zest
  • 1/4 cup orange juice

Directions:

For the rolls

  1. 1. In a small bowl, combine melted butter, warm milk, warm water, and yeast. Allow to bloom for 5-8 minutes or until frothy.
  2. 2. In the Vitamix container, combine eggs, yeast mixture, anise seed, orange zest, salt and sugar together. Secure the lid.
  3. 3. Select variable 1 and start the machine. Quickly speed up to variable 6 and blend for 30 seconds. Stop the machine.
  4. 4. Select variable 6 and remove the lid plug. Begin to pulse and add ½ cup of flour through the lid plug opening.
  5. 5. Continue to pulse while adding all of the flour, ½ cup at a time.
  6. 6. Once all the flour is added, pulse until a dough ball forms and pulls away from the sides of the container. Remove dough to a floured work surface and knead for 2-3 minutes, until elastic.
  7. 7. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a damp kitchen towel. Place in the warmest part of your kitchen and allow to rise for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until doubled in size.
  8. 8. Shape into four large individual rolls and decorate with dough as desired.
  9. 9. Place the rolls on a lined sheet tray, and bake in a 350°F (175°C) oven for 35 minutes.

For the glaze

  1. 1. While rolls are baking, combine the sugar, zest and orange juice together in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes to create the glaze.
  2. 2. About halfway through the baking time, remove the rolls from the oven and brush with half of the glaze. Rotate the tray and place back in the oven to bake the remainder of the time.
  3. 3. Once the rolls are finished baking, brush with the remaining glaze and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.

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Pan de Muerto

Source: Vitamix

  • Total Time
    2 hours
  • Yields
    4 large rolls

Description

"This bread is traditionally made for the Day of the Dead, November 2nd, where the Mexican people honor their ancestors. This bread is so good you will want to make it on many more occasions than just one."

Ingredients

For the rolls

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup warm milk
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp anise seed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp orange zest

For the glaze

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbs orange zest
  • 1/4 cup orange juice

Directions

For the rolls

  1. 1. In a small bowl, combine melted butter, warm milk, warm water, and yeast. Allow to bloom for 5-8 minutes or until frothy.
  2. 2. In the Vitamix container, combine eggs, yeast mixture, anise seed, orange zest, salt and sugar together. Secure the lid.
  3. 3. Select variable 1 and start the machine. Quickly speed up to variable 6 and blend for 30 seconds. Stop the machine.
  4. 4. Select variable 6 and remove the lid plug. Begin to pulse and add ½ cup of flour through the lid plug opening.
  5. 5. Continue to pulse while adding all of the flour, ½ cup at a time.
  6. 6. Once all the flour is added, pulse until a dough ball forms and pulls away from the sides of the container. Remove dough to a floured work surface and knead for 2-3 minutes, until elastic.
  7. 7. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a damp kitchen towel. Place in the warmest part of your kitchen and allow to rise for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until doubled in size.
  8. 8. Shape into four large individual rolls and decorate with dough as desired.
  9. 9. Place the rolls on a lined sheet tray, and bake in a 350°F (175°C) oven for 35 minutes.

For the glaze

  1. 1. While rolls are baking, combine the sugar, zest and orange juice together in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes to create the glaze.
  2. 2. About halfway through the baking time, remove the rolls from the oven and brush with half of the glaze. Rotate the tray and place back in the oven to bake the remainder of the time.
  3. 3. Once the rolls are finished baking, brush with the remaining glaze and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.
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