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Your job is to make a Day of the Dead dish.  It can be any one of the following:



                            Sugar Skulls
Ingredients:
1 pound powdered sugar
3 egg whites (beaten slightly)

Instructions:
  1. Put ingredients into a large bowl.
  2. Stir gently until they make a semi-firm paste
  3. Mold skulls out of the paste. Leave them to dry for 24 hours
  4. Decorate: For the skulls' faces, you can use candy, frosting, sprinkles, etc. For the hair, you can use grates coconut tinted with food coloring. Be creative!
  5. Enjoy!



                            Pan de Muerto                       
Ingredients:
Instructions:
  1. In a pan, heat the butter, milk, and water until butter melts.
  2. In a large bowl, mix 1 1/2 cups of the flour, yeast, salt, anise seed, and 1/2 cups of the sugar.
  3. Add the butter and milk mixture and stir. 
  4. add eggs and beat in 1 cup of flour. Keep adding flour until dough is soft, but not sticky. Then knead the dough for ten minutes, or until smooth and elastic. 
  5. Lightly grease another large bowl and put in the dough. Cover in plastic wrap and let rise for about 1 1/12 hours. 
  6. Punch the dough down and shape into 2 loaves. Let them rise for another hour in a warm place. 
  7. Pre heat oven to 350°F. Bake loaves for 40 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown. 
  8. While bread bakes, you should make the glaze. In a small pan over high heat, mix the 1/2 cup of remaining sugar with the orange juice and zest. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes, then remove from heat. Keep the glaze warm. 
  9. When the bread is done, put the glaze on with a pastry brush. 

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