A question about a recipe: Pan de Muerto (Day of the Dead Bread)

I have a question about the recipe "Pan de Muerto (Day of the Dead Bread)" from Erin McDowell. Is this recipe missing butter?

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Nancy October 26, 2017
Yes.
A similar recipe for Pan de Muerto uses 1/2 cup butter to 4 cups flour.
SInce the McDowell recipe uses 3 cups flour, use approx 3 oz butter.
 
Nancy October 31, 2017
Juliette, commenting on the article which introduced this recipe, guesses the omission of butter by Erin McDowell is deliberate.
Could be.
https://food52.com/blog/20762-how-to-make-pan-de-muerto-day-of-the-dead-bread#comments
 
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