Make these 5 easy day of the dead recipes for the November 2nd celebration. Day of the Dead is a celebration of those who have passed away. But instead of day of the dead being morbid and sad it is a joyful celebration of life with a spooky twist. These Day of the Dead recipes will add to the celebration.
Day of the Dead Bread
You will need:
- 1 1/2 cups of flour
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 tablespoon of anise seed
- 2 packets of dry yeast
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/2 cup of butter
- 4 eggs
- 3 – 4 1/2 cups of flour
- powdered sugar
- Combine the 1 1/2 cups of flour, sugar, salt and anise seed. Add the yeast to the mixture.
- Heat up the milk, water and butter in a pan until warm and the butter is melted. Add this to the dry ingredients. Mix well.
- Mix in eggs and one and a half cups of flour. Add the flour a small amount at a time. Turn out onto a floured board.
- Knead for ten minutes. Grease a bowl and put the dough in it. Let rise until doubled.
- Push the dough down and make bone shapes. Dough should rise for an hour.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Remove from oven. Sift powdered sugar over the top.
Calabaza en Tacha
- 1 4 to 5 lb pumpkin
- 8 cinnamon sticks
- 1 orange
- 4 cups water
- 2 lbs raw sugar
- Cut pumpkin into pieces about three inches square. Scrape out the seeds and the stringy insides. Use a knife to make a grid pattern on the pumpkin flesh.
- In a pan combine the sugar, cinnamon, juice from the orange, and water. Heat to boiling and cook until the sugar is dissolved.
- Put pumpkin in the pan with the pulp side down. Put another layer into the pan with the skin side down. Make as many layers as needed.
- Cover the pan with the lid. Cook at a simmer until the pumpkin is tender.
- Let the pumpkin cool. Serve with the syrup that was made in the pan..
- 1/2 cup masa flour
- 5 cups milk
- 1/4 cup grated Mexican sugar cones
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Put the milk a large pan. Pour the flour into the pan a little at a time, whisking as you pour.
- Turn the heat to medium. Stir continuously until thickened.
- Add the sugar and cinnamon. Mix together. Add the vanilla.
- Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Turn the heat up to a boil. Stir continuously.
- Take off the heat. Serve hot.
Arroz con Leche (Rice with Milk)
- 2 cups of water
- 7 cups of milk
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 2 cups of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 peel of lemon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Rinse the rice in a colander under running water, until the water runs clear. Put the rice in a pan with 4 cups of water. Boil for seven minutes.
- Add the milk, cinnamon and lemon peel. Boil for 10 minutes over medium heat.
- Remove the cinnamon sticks and lemon peel. Cook for an additional six minutes, stirring often.
- Add sugar and cook for another half hour. Stir the salt into the mixture. Take it off the heat after two minutes.
- Pour the rice into a bowl. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Let chill in the refrigerator.
Corn Pancakes (Cachapas)
- 4 cups of corn
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup of milk
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1 egg
- Blend all ingredients in a blender. Make pancakes five inches in diameter.
- Cook on a hot griddle until golden on both sides. Serve hot.