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Pan de Muerto cupcakes

20 mins
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The bread of the dead is traditional of the Mexican bakery, prepare this fun version that your children will love: some soft and fluffy pan de muerto cupcakes, with the classic finished of butter and sugar. It will be the best option to enjoy the day of the dead season!
Learn more about Huevo San Juan®


8 portions
  • 1 on yeast
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 San Juan® Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon orange blossom
  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 egg, to varnish
  • 1/2 cups butter, melted, to decorate
  • 1/4 cups sugar, to decorate
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Moisture the yeast with milk and let stand for 10 min.
In a clean surface form a source with the flour, place in the center the San Juan® Egg, the salt, the sugar, the hydrated yeast, the orange zest and the orange blossom essence. Knead for 10 minutes until a uniform dough is obtained.
Add the butter, knead for 5 more minutes until integrating.
In a previously greased bowl, place the dough and cover with non-stick plastic, let it ferment for 1 hour or until it doubles its volume.
Preheat the oven to 180 ° C.
On a floured surface form balls the size of your capacillo, form the taps with your fingers.
Place the balls of dough inside the cups and arrange the taps in the shape of a cross. Rinse with San Juan® Egg and bake for 15 min or until golden brown.
With the help of a brush, spread the bread with butter and sprinkle with sugar.


On a basket accompanied by coffee.


You can use silicone caps in this way it will be easier to unmold the cupcake.

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Ratings (15)
Alejandra Ponce
06/11/2020 16:50:12
Lilia Garcia
27/10/2020 01:24:33
Muy buenos de muy buen sabor y muy esponjoso
Mariana pablo
29/10/2019 16:42:41
No se si sólo a mi pero le tuve que agregar harina
Angela Alcalde
24/10/2019 23:04:51
Lo hice y tardó más de 15 minutos y la masa me quedo como galletas, no se que hice mal :(
Martha Rodriguez
23/10/2019 00:03:46
la escencia de azahar es o mismo que agua de azahar
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