What a great way to celebrate The Day of Death with this Vegan Pan de Muerto! Back in the day when I was leaving in Mexico, it was so easy to go to the supermarket or the nearest bakery to get this amazing bread but, I don’t live there anymore, and what do you do when you can get what you want? You make it!
Here is a recipe that comes from many I saw on the internet, mostly with apple sauce buy I used vegan yogurt since I like it more. The consistency is just perfect, I can assure you you will want to make any other day not only on Día de Los Muertos! I hope you enjoy it!
- 125 ml of vegan milk
- 2-1/4 tsp activated Dry Yeast
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 375g all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Sea salt
- 1/8 tsp Cinnamon powder
- 2 tsp orange zest from 1 orange
- 50g Vegan butter
- 1/2 cup or 118 ml Vegan yogurt
- 2 tsp orange extract
Step 1 Activate the yeast
- 1/2 cup warm vegan milk (I used almond oat milk )
- 2 ⅕ tsp Activated dry yeast
- 1 tbsp cane sugar warm-up vegan milk, dissolve the sugar in the milk.
- Mix, in to activate the yeast.
- Put it aside in a warm area, until it doubles in size and bubbles, takes about 15 minutes.
Step 2 Ingredients to mix first
- 1/2 cup Vegan butter I used primavera butter
- 1/2 cup vegan yogurt
- 1/2 tsp orange extract (you can also use vanilla extract)
Step 3 Ingredients to mix secondly
- Add 1 cup of flour, add the sugar, salt, and cinnamon powder, mix.
- Add the activated yeast (step 1), add the remaining flour as you mix and knead.
- Mix in the yogurt, butter, orange extract, and orange zest, continue to mix.
- Manipulate until all of the ingredients are well incorporated, the dough should feel soft and spongy.
- This takes up to 20 minutes
- Make a ball with the dough, place the dough ball in a large bowl that has been greased.
- Cover it, set somewhere really warm( inside the oven but turned off)
- Until it doubles in size, this could take 1 to 2 hours depending on how warm your place is.
- When your dough doubles in size transfer it to a clean surface.
- Manipulate it into a log shape, cut/divide into even pieces, form balls with each piece
- Separate one of the dough balls and divide into 3 little balls (per bread) shape 2 of the little balls into finger bones, place them over one of the bread pieces in the shape of a cross, place the third little dough ball in the center.
- Transfer the baking tray to a warm place until the dough doubles in size one last time, this step can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour
- Preheat oven to 350 F or 175 C degrees.
- When your dough has doubled in size, place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
- When cooked through removing your bread from the oven, immediately spread vegan butter over its surface, and sprinkle sugar all over it.
- Don’t eat it yet
- it’s ready when it has cooled down
Eat it with some homemade chocolate abuelita and enjoy!