This Day of the Dead, vegan Day of the Dead bread is so easy and delicious to prepare that I’m sure you’ll bake more than one.
Day of the Dead in México is a big celebration. And it is not to celebrate death, is to celebrate the people that left us. It is a way to keep giving love and respect to our loved ones.
The most common way to pay our respects to the deceased is to do an altar. This altar is to let the dead know that they are welcome and that we still love them and miss them. Usually, there is one alter per person. It does not have to be big or fancy, just some flowers and food will do.
The Day of the Dead bread, a sweet bread, is one of the most traditional foods there is to put on the altar. This bread is decorated with pieces of dough formed as skulls and bones. The “bones” are placed in a circular form representing the circle of life.
I made a vegan Day of the Dead Bread this year for my family. I love to eat it with a hot cup of coffee on the side. You have to believe me when I say it is straightforward to prepare and the ingredients are quite simple. I bought all the ingredients at Kroger (where they always have amazing promotions and good deals going on).
So here is the recipe for this
vegan Day of the Dead bread
and I hope you like it as much as I do. Don’t forget to leave your comments and rate this recipe. And if you make the day of the dead bread or an altar, post a picture on Instagram and tag me, I want to see your creations.
Vegan Day of the Dead Bread
- 2 cups almond milk Simple Truth unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup safflower oil
- 4 1/2 teaspoons active dry fast action yeast
- 3/4 cup sugar plus more for sprinkling
- 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour plus more for kneading
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- Bring the milk and oil to 95ºF. It should be warm.
- Put the flour in a bowl of an electric mixer and make a well in the middle. Sprinkle the sugar and the yeast. Pour the warm almond milk and oil and mix on slow speed with the hook attachment. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Transfer the dough to a heavily greased bowl.
- Cover and let the dough rise for an hour.
- Prepare one oven sheet with parchment paper. Transfer the dough to the oven sheet and take three small pieces, with the rest form a ball. The dough will be sticky, flour your hands to prevent it from sticking.
- With one piece of dough form a ball, with the other two form two logs. Place the logs in form of an X on top of the big piece of dough and place the small ball on top.
- Bake for 30 minutes. While the bread is still warm brush some oil or melted vegan butter on top and sprinkle with sugar.
This post was sponsored by Kroger in October 2018. The recipe, pictures, and opinions are all mine. But, I like it so much that I’m publishing it again.