martes, noviembre 05, 2013

Pan de Muerto (Bread of the dead) [recipes]



We were approaching the end of October and we stil hadn't tried our hand at a bread of the dead recipe, a quick google search brought us to this recipe. By October 30 it was made ​​with the proportions as they come on the original ... something you should do for any occasion when you have visits over, practice!!! And, since we don't have a scale, we used volume measures such as the lady puts on her recipe.

Ingredients


  • 2 c flour ( 250 gr )
  • 1 tbsp baking powder ( 5 g )
  • 1/4 c sugar ( 50 gr )
  • 1/2 tsp salt ( 5 g )
  • 2 tbsp butter ( 40 gr )
  • 2 tbsp margarine ( 40 g )
  • 2 pcs egg
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1/4 c milk
  • 1/2 tsp orange blossom essence ( or orange , if you live in a country where they do not know what that is you won't find it )

Procedure



  1. Mix all ingredients , adding flour or milk to make a soft, kneadable dough
  2. Knead for about 15 minutes or until you think you've made enough gluten
  3. Rest 15 minutes and turn the dough itself, repeat this step 3 times
  4. Rest the dough between 1½ to 2 hours
  5. Separate segments are going to use for the "bones" and form a ball with the rest
  6. Do the bones by making worms first ... you know, like in kindergarten
  7. Paste the bones to the ball with a little water
  8. Rest 20 to 30 minutes
  9. Give it an egg-wash with one beaten egg
  10. Bake for 20 ~ 30 minutes @ 350 ° F
  11. Once it has cooled, paint with melted butter and sprinkle sugar on top