Your job is to make a Day of the Dead dish. It can be any one of the following:
1 pound powdered sugar
3 egg whites (beaten slightly)
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- Put ingredients into a large bowl.
- Stir gently until they make a semi-firm paste
- Mold skulls out of the paste. Leave them to dry for 24 hours
- 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!
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 packages dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon anise seed
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 2 tablespoons grated orange zest
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- In a pan, heat the butter, milk, and water until butter melts.
- In a large bowl, mix 1 1/2 cups of the flour, yeast, salt, anise seed, and 1/2 cups of the sugar.
- Add the butter and milk mixture and stir.
- 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.
- Lightly grease another large bowl and put in the dough. Cover in plastic wrap and let rise for about 1 1/12 hours.
- Punch the dough down and shape into 2 loaves. Let them rise for another hour in a warm place.
- Pre heat oven to 350°F. Bake loaves for 40 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown.
- 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.
- When the bread is done, put the glaze on with a pastry brush.