To go along with my Dia de Los Muertos/ Day of the Dead post here is the recipe for Pan de Muerto…It came out AMAZING!!! My family, who isn’t the most veg-friendly, loved it. They kept sneaking into my batch & stealing it…lol… It’s super easy & fun to make & no one was able to tell it was vegan….. Enjoy
I used a traditional recipe & veganized it, which means that I substituted the non-vegan friendly ingredients with vegan ingredients… Enjoy! Buen Provecho!
-1 tablespoon of whole Anise Seeds
- 1/2 cup of water
-1/2 cup Almond Breeze Milk (you can use your favorite milk substitute if you don’t like Almond milk, but I really enjoy the consistency I get with this one. I used the Vanilla-flavored because I had it, but plain is great too!)
- Ener-G Egg Replacement to equal 4 eggs (instructions on the box) If you don’t have it, you can use 4 tablespoons of ground flax with 12 tablespoons of water to equal 4 eggs.
-1/2 cup Vegan Cane Sugar
-5-5 1/2 All purpose flour or 2.5 cups of All purpose flour & 2.5 cups of Wholewheat flour
-1/2 cup of Earth Balance Butter ( I used the sticks, but you can experiment with some of their other vegan butters to see which one gives you the best consistency)
-2 packages of Active Dry Yeast
-In a saucepan over medium flame, heat the vegan butter, vegan milk and water until very warm but not boiling.
- Measure out 1-1/2 cups flour and set the rest aside.
-In a blender combine your vegan egg replacement or ground flax until it has a creamy consistency
-In a large mixing bowl, combine the 1-1/2 cups of flour, yeast, anise seeds and sugar. Beat in the warm liquid until well combined.
-Add the egg replacement or ground flax and beat in another 1 cup of flour.
-Continue adding more flour until dough is soft but not sticky.
-Knead on lightly floured board for ten minutes until smooth and elastic.
-Lightly grease a bowl and place dough in it, cover with plastic wrap and let rise in warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1-1/2 hours.
-Punch the dough down and shape into skulls, calaveras or round loaves with “bones” placed ornamentally around the top.
-Let these loaves rise for 1 hour.
-Bake in a preheated 350 F degree oven for 40 minutes. Remove from oven and paint on glaze.
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
- 2 tablespoons grated orange zest
Bring to a boil for 2 minutes, then apply to bread with a pastry brush.
For the eyes of the calaveras I like to add vegan chocolate chips or raisins. I also like sprinkling sugar while the glaze is still wet.
Serve & Enjoy!!
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