If you haven’t tried Pan de Muerto yet, you are definitely missing out!
Halloween might be over and most people are already moving onto Christmas but there is another holiday before that celebrated in Mexico and that is Day of the Dead! If you watched Coco, you know what i’m talking about.
This holiday is celebrated on November 1 and 2 and is a way to honor and remember the people that are no longer with us. Part of the tradition is create an altar with their favorite food, drinks and activities, as well as, photos and of course the pan de muerto.
If you would like to know how to recreate this iconic treat, take a look at this recipe from Disney Family and have fun:
PAN DE MUERTO
- 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup of mashed bananas
- 2 tsp of maple syrup
- 2 tsp of aniseed
- 1 tbsp of orange zest
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup of water
- 3 cups of whole wheat flour
- 1 packet of yeast
- 1/2 cup of orange juice
- 1 tbsp of maple syrup
- Sprinkle of beetroot sugar
- Natural food coloring (varied)
- In a large bowl, whisk together 1/3 cup of flour, aniseed, applesauce, bananas and maple syrup.
- In a separate bowl, combine water, eggs, and orange zest. Pour into dough mixture adding an additional 1/2 cup of flour and whisking to combine.
- Add another 1/3 cup of flour, along with packet of yeast, and combine with a whisk.
- Add 2 cups of flour and stir with a wooden spoon (dough will start to thicken).
- Cover bowl with a dampened towel, and let sit to rise for one hour.
- Sprinkle flour on your hands, and form 6 balls of dough, setting them on a baking sheet.
- Save about 1/5 of the dough, using the remaining dough to dorm a criss-cross shape on top of each loaf.
- Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for another 45 minutes.
- Bake 30 minutes.
- While cooling, make a glaze by combining maple syrup and orange juice in a small saucepan. Heat the glaze in a saucepan until completely combined and simmering.
- Use a brusher to glaze the pan de muerto and finish off with a sprinkle of beetroot sugar to serve.
Enjoy your pan de muerto while watching Coco with your family on Disney+!
Credit: Disney Family