Pan de muerto (Sweet mexican bread for the day of the dead)
So, I made "Paulina Abascal's pan de muerto" recipe (https://laroussecocina.mx/receta/pan-de-muerto/ is spanish, but it is easy with google translate I think). Here are the results:
I wanted to post my results with it for reference for anybody who wishes to make this recipe. I did everything as stated except that i prinkled sugar before baking rather than after as i didn't wanted to pour melted butter at the end in order to sprinkle sugar later. I was feeling lazy about that.
For my personal preference I think that it was lacking sugar, and instead of 100 g of sugar i would add between 120 and 150 (I require more experimentation). Also I like it a bit more soft so I would also add more butter and eggs.
There is also the serious eats take on the recipe (here: https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/10/dulces-pan-de-muerto-day-of-the-dead-recipe.html#comments-40056). In it they add an egg yolk more reduce the butter and flour evenly (1/2 cup less flour, but still 20% butter (with bakers percentage)), and they leave the rest ingredientes as is. Maybe we have similar preferences, so I will have to try their modification in order to determine the differences to achieve a more moist result. All in all, it was fun and tasty, but It could be better.
Here is a shot of it rising in the oven, because it looks pretty:
I will try again the recipe without the shape given that I will be off season, but it is insane to experiment once each year. I don't know when though.