Bread of the dead
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Bread of the dead
Last updated 6/12/2012 1:10:17 AM. Recipe ID 37452. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Bread of the dead
 Categories: Breads, Holiday/spe
      Yield: 1 Servings
      1 pk Active dry yeast
    1/3 c  Milk
    1/3 c  Butter or margarine; cut
           -into small piece
    1/2 c  Sugar
    1/2 ts Salt
      3 lg Eggs
      1 tb Vanilla
  3 3/4 c  Flour; approximately
    3/4 ts Ground nutmeg
    3/4 ts Ground cinnamon
      2 tb Sesame seed
  In a large bowl sprinkle yeast over 1/4 cup warm water; let stand
  about 5 mins.
  Heat milk and butter to 110@. Add milk mixture, sugar and salt to
  softened yeast. Lightly beat eggs to blend. Spoon 1 tbsp of the eggs
  into a small bowl, cover and chill. Add remaining eggs and vanilla to
  yeast mixture; stir to blend. Add 2 1/2 cups flour, nutmeg and
  cinnamon; stir to moisten, then beat with a mixer on high speed til
  dough is stretchy, 6 to 8 mins. Stir in 1 cup flour to moisten.
  Knead dough. If using a dough hook, beat on high speed tildough pulls
  cleanly from bowl and no longer feels sticky, about 5 mins, If dough
  is still sticky, beat in more flour, 1 tbsp at a time. If kneading by
  hand, scrape dough onto a well floured board. Knead til dough is
  smooth, elastic and no longer sticky, about 12 mins; add flour as
  needed to prevent sticking. Return dough to bowl.
  Cover bowl airtight and let dough rise in a warm, draft-free place
  til it doubles, about 1 1/2 hours. Punch dough down. Knead on a
  lightly floured board to expel air. Form into a 7" round and set on a
  buttered 12 x 15" baking sheet. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and
  let rise in warm place til puffy, about 40 mins.
  Uncover dough and brush gently with reserved beaten egg. Sprinkle
  loaf with sesame seed. With a sharp, floured knife, make a slash
  about 1/2" deep across the middle of the loaf. Bake loaf in a 350@
  oven til richly browned, 35 to 40 mins. Serve warm or cool. If making
  ahead, wrap cool loaf airtight and let stand at room temp up to 1
  day; freeze to store longer. If desired, cut a slit in the bread and
  insert a day of the dead decoration such as a miniature skull or

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Recipe ID 37452 (Apr 03, 2005)

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