A colorful twist on the timeless Dia de los Muertos tradition.
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup warm water (110 degrees)
- 3 cups flour
- 1 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons anise seed
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 teaspoons orange zest
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup Trix, grounded
- 1/8 cup Trix, halved to be folded into bread and the other half used to garnish the outside of the dough
- For the glaze
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 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. Set to the side temporarily.
- Heat the milk and the butter together in a medium saucepan until melted. Remove from the heat and add warm water (at least 110 degrees.)
- Whisk in the warm mixture slowly into the flour mixture until blended. Stir in 1/2 cup of flour, 14/ cup ground Trix, and continue adding more flour until the dough is soft.
- On a lightly floured surface, knead dough until smooth and elastic. Lightly fold in half of whole Trix into dough, working not to crush the cereal.
- 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 1-2 hours.
- Punch the dough and shape it into a large round loaf or desired shape.
- Add additional Trix cereal to the outside of the loaf strategically on the outside of the dough.
- 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 -45 minutes. Remove from oven let cool slightly then brush with glaze.
To make glaze
- In a small saucepan, combine 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.
- If you would prefer a more traditional dough, switch the ground Trix for ground Cinnamon Toast Crunch or regular flour.