Coco Day of the Dead Bread

Coco Day of the Dead Bread is the perfect treat to celebrate Dia de los Muertos! These delicious rolls will drive your party un poco loco!

Makes 10 rolls

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
  • Orange
  • 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
  • Zester
  • Bench flour
  • Bowl of water
  • Egg wash (large egg whisked with pinch of salt)

Let's get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix yeast, warm water and sugar and set aside until frothy.
  3. With a wooden spoon, stir in the warm milk, eggs, egg yolks, butter and orange zest.
  4. 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.
  5. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead until smooth.
  6. 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.
  7. When the dough is ready, turn it onto a floured surface and cut into ten 2-ounce portions and ten ½-ounce portions.
  8. Roll each portion into a ball and place onto a lined baking sheet. Cover with a towel for 30 minutes.
  9. Cut the smaller balls into stars, leaving the center attached (PICTURE at 4:39).
  10. Brush a small amount of water on the top of each roll to attach the star shaped portions.
  11. Spread each star out to create a bone shape (PICTURE at 4:50).
  12. Brush each roll with egg wash and then bake for 18 minutes, or until golden brown.
  13. While rolls are still warm, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar.
  14. TaDa! Coco Day of the Dead Bread will bring any party to life!
Rosanna Pansino makes Coco Day of the Dead Bread on Nerdy Nummies

Coco Day of the Dead Bread

Coco Day of the Dead Bread

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