This is a version of the bread that is made for the November 2 celebration known as the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Mexico. You can also mold the bread into different shapes like angels and animals.
Heat the milk and the butter together in a medium saucepan, until the butter melts. Remove from the heat and add them warm water. The mixture should be around 110 degrees F (43 degrees C).
In a large bowl combine 1 cup of the flour, yeast, salt, anise seed and 1/4 cup of the sugar. Beat in the warm milk mixture then add the eggs and orange zest and beat until well combined. Stir in 1/2 cup of flour and continue adding more flour until the dough is soft.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic.
Place the dough into a lightly greased bowl cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size. This will take about 1 to 2 hours. Punch the dough down and shape it into a large round loaf with a round knob on top. Place dough onto a baking sheet, loosely cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until just about doubled in size.
Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for about 35 to 45 minutes. Remove from oven let cool slightly then brush with glaze.
To make glaze: In a small saucepan combine the 1/4 cup sugar, orange juice and orange zest. Bring to a boil over medium heat and boil for 2 minutes. Brush over top of bread while still warm. Sprinkle glazed bread with white sugar.
Per Serving: 208 calories; protein 4.8g; carbohydrates 35.7g; fat 5.1g; cholesterol 31.4mg; sodium 155.6mg.
Eat best breakfast to start the day has become a fabulous habit. It’s a fabolous way to start my day off healthfully. The sweet hit from the fruit wakes me up and gives me power to make on the morning. The sweetness is more vilified as the root of all disease, but sweetness is also loaded with fibre, which is great for your digestive system and helps keep you feel full all day , and not want likely grab a snack out of the vending machine before break .
Making fruit a at 7.00 clock habit is simple . Easy as put the sweetness in your fridge next to the sweet drink or on the bench next to your cereal pan , or move your coffee maker or tea kettle — somewhere where you’ll see it. Before you eat the rest of your food , eat your fruit. If you’re not normally a breakfast person.