Things you’ll need
- 1 packet active dry yeast
- ¼ cup warm water
- ¼ cup sugar
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup warm milk
- 2 large eggs
- 2 large egg yolks
- ½ cup butter, melted
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- ¼ cup sugar
- Large bowl
- Medium bowl
- Wooden spoon
- Baking sheet lined with parchment paper
- Pastry brush
- Cutting board & knife
- Clean towel
- Bench flour
- Bowl of water
- Egg wash (large egg whisked with pinch of salt)
Let’s get started!
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl, mix yeast, warm water and sugar and set aside until frothy.
- With a wooden spoon, stir in the warm milk, eggs, egg yolks, butter and orange zest.
- Pour in 1/3 of the flour and mix. Add salt and mix again. Add a little flour at a time, stirring between each addition until all the flour is well incorporated.
- Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead until smooth.
- Place the dough into a large bowl coated with oil and cover with a clean towel. Let sit 1 to 1 ½ hours or until it is doubled in size.
- When the dough is ready, turn it onto a floured surface and cut into ten 2-ounce portions and ten ½-ounce portions.
- Roll each portion into a ball and place onto a lined baking sheet. Cover with a towel for 30 minutes.
- Cut the smaller balls into stars, leaving the center attached (PICTURE at 4:39).
- Brush a small amount of water on the top of each roll to attach the star shaped portions.
- Spread each star out to create a bone shape (PICTURE at 4:50).
- Brush each roll with egg wash and then bake for 18 minutes, or until golden brown.
- While rolls are still warm, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar.
- TaDa! Coco Day of the Dead Bread will bring any party to life!