Friday, October 31, 2008


My daughter Annie comes home from school and said, "Mom I volunteered you to make bread for my Spanish Class". I started this bread at 6:30 p.m. last night and finished this morning at 1:00 a.m. She is such a joy in my life.
Recipe: Bread of the Dead

Special sweet loaves called panes de muerto are prepared for this day to please the living and the dead. They represent "souls" of the departed. They are oval or round and have raised skulls and crossbones. The consumption of this bread recalls the taking of bread in Communion.

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tblsp anise seed
2 pkgs dry yeast

Combine and heat in saucepan
1/2 milk
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup margarine

Set aside for later use
4 eggs
3 1/2 cups flour

Ingredients for glaze
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup orange juice
2 tblsp grated orange peel

Mix dry ingredients, add warm liquid and beat. Add 4 eggs and 1 cup of flour and beat. Gradually blend in remaining flour. Knead on lightly floured board for 8-10 minutes. Place dough in greased bowl and let rise until doubled (1 1/2 hours). Punch dough down and make shapes. Let rise again for 1 hour. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Boil glaze ingredients for 2 minutes. Apply to warm shapes.


Annie and her friend Carson at the church Halloween Celebration.

What's that hairy thing hanging from the light?


Crazy For Yarn In Alabama said...

OMG......1:00 in the morning???? Annie, if you are reading better get your mamma a GOOOOOOOOOD Christmas present!!!! LOL!!!!

GREAT Halloween shots of the kids!!!!

Crazy For Yarn In Alabama said...

Uhnmmmm is the hairy thang something Gus killed??? Waaa Haaa Haaaa!!!!!!!!!!

Bubblesknits said...'re such a nice mom. My kids are lucky if I remember to pick up their cookie cake from the store, much less make one. lol Granted, they'd ask their Daddy to make one, not me. It scares them when the kitchen's on fire. ;-)

Suzanne B said...

I'm with Bubbles on this one. Anything that would have required me staying up that late would have been replace by something storebought.

You are such a Great Mom (this might be why I don't have children - LOL)!

Great pictures.

gis73 said...

Thanks for sharing this with me.
Once again, you surprize and wow me at what you can do! There has got to be a first place award somewhere for that bread!
O.k ladies, after seeing this, I will agree... she IS a yarn nut. should see Cindy, aka, "Head Honcho" on the golf course! She's awesome!
We love our Cindy @ T.C.C !!!!
Great Blog partner!