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Recipe of Pan de Muerto Rosa


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Pan de Muerto Rosa

4h 40 mins
25 mins
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Did you know that since pre-Hispanic times a bread with amaranth was prepared used to offer in human sacrifices? This tradition has not been lost, but it has been modified, paying homage to a bread that symbolizes the skull of the deceased through a circle in the center and raised strips that imitate bones. Try this bread of the dead, which cannot be more Mexican with this pink color.
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6 portions
  • enough Water, hot
  • 1/2 beets, shelled, medium cubed
  • 2 cups Domino® Muscovado Sugar
  • 3/4 cups milk, warm, for the dough
  • 11 grams dry yeast, for the dough (1 envelope)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups wheat flour, for the dough (500 g)
  • 3/4 cups Domino® Muscovado Sugar, for the mass
  • 3 eggs, for the mass
  • 1 teaspoon orange blossom essence, for the dough (15 ml)
  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature for the dough
  • 1/2 cups butter, melted


In a pot with hot water, cook the beets for 15 minutes or until they are soft enough. Let cool and blend with a cup of the cooking liquid.
Pour the Domino® Muscovado Sugar into a tray and try to spread it over the entire surface and bathe the sugar little by little with the beet liquid until the sugar is pinkish. Let dry for 2 hours or until the sugar is not too moist. Blend the reserve sugar.
For the dough: mix the flour, yeast and salt; add the milk, the essence of orange blossom and the egg. Work until it is perfectly integrated; add the Domino® Muscovado Sugar in parts, wait for it to integrate perfectly each time; Add the butter in parts and wait for it to blend perfectly each time. You should get a very elastic and moisturized dough.
Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a cloth and let it rest to ferment for 1 hour, or until you notice that the dough has doubled in volume.
Preheat the oven to 170 ° C.
Put the dough and separate a little for the quills and heads; with the rest it weighs pieces of 80 grams for the bread.
With the 80 gram ball, form a ball as smooth as possible, as it will be the base of the bread; With the piece of dough that you set aside for the bones, add more flour and work it until it has a firmer texture, form strips and with your fingers form the figures by opening the fingers of your hand a little and pressing the dough on a flat surface, simulating the movement of a roller, so that you have parts thinner than others along the strip. Place these strips on the larger ball in the shape of a cross; finally, place the small ball in the center (which simulates the skull). Place the breads on a previously greased and floured tray. Rest for 15 minutes.
Bake the breads for 25 minutes or until cooked. Let it cool.
Varnish with melted butter and bathe with pink sugar until completely covered. Ready!


Use this bread in your offerings. Bathe with pink sugar and accompany with coffee or hot chocolate.


To speed up the drying process of pink sugar, you can dry it in the oven at a low temperature of 60 ° C.

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