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Glazed Day of the Dead Bread

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Get ready for the Day of the Dead with this spectacular Glazed Pan de Muerte or Day of the Dead Bread. The recipe for this delicious bread is made with cream, an ingredient that gives it a rich flavor and a fluffy texture. The glaze is very easy to make, since the base is powdered sugar. The best thing about this Glazed Pan de Muerto is that it will decorate your Altar for the Day of the Dead in a very colorful and original way. Enjoy a traditional Mexican recipe with the following celebrations.
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12 portions
  • 1/4 cups Whole Milk Santa Clara®, warm, for the dough
  • 11 grams dry yeast, for the dough
  • 4 cups flour, for the dough
  • 1 cup sugar, for the dough
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt, for the dough
  • 1 egg, for the dough
  • 1 tablespoon orange blossom essence, for the dough
  • 1 teaspoon Orange zest, for the dough
  • 100 grams butter, for the dough
  • 250 grams cream, for the dough
  • 1 egg yolk, to glaze
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, for the glaze
  • 4 tablespoons milk, for the glaze
  • enough vegetal color additive, for the glaze


Moisten the yeast with warm milk. Rest 10 minutes to hydrate.
Add the flour, sugar, salt, egg, previously hydrated yeast in the blender and beat for a few minutes. Add the essence of orange blossom, zest, cream, and butter. Work the dough about 15 minutes at high speed or until it is soft and elastic.
Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover and leave to rise for 1 hour or until it doubles its volume.
Preheat the oven to 170 ° C (338F)
Make balls of 85 grams for the bread, balls of 10 grams for the ribs, and others of 3 grams for the center.
Form the loaves and place in a tray previously greased and floured, glaze with egg yolk and let rise for 15 minutes more.
Bake the loaves for 20 minutes or until cooked. Chill
For the glaze, mix the powdered sugar with the milk. Glaze the loaves with half the mixture on a rack, covering completely. Let dry
Divide the rest of the glaze in bowls and paint with vegetable dyes. Place each color in plastic bags, cut a tip and decorate the loaves to your liking. Let dry completely and serve.


On a clay dish accompanied by hot chocolate.


Apply various coats of glaze so that it is well covered. Work the dough sufficiently so that it develops gluten which will cause the dough to be heavier than usual, and so will take longer to rise

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Ratings (3)
Samantha Linares Q Samantha Linares Q
08/05/2020 14:00:20
Salió muy mal, debe estar erróneo algo verificarlo. Además me parece una burla para la cultura mexicana. Maldita seas.
Sergio Ambrocio
10/11/2019 14:41:54
Lidia Hernandez
27/10/2018 18:47:55
Salieron super duros. Estan correctas las medidas?

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