Pan de Muerto – Day of the Dead Bread

My Slice of Mexico

I am still in Mexico, and I thought re-posting this recipe would be nice, in case it was missed last year.  It will also be a reference for my next post, in which I will share a recipe for another type of bread, this time from the Mexican state of Oaxaca; it is made year-round, but also specifically for the Day of the Dead (November 2) around this time.  Happy baking!


Text from November 2, 2018:

Pan de muerto (literally, bread of the dead) is a sweet bread that is almost always included in Day of the Dead offerings, and traditionally eaten on November 2nd, El día de los fieles difuntos, or Día de los muertos (Day of the Faithful Departed, or Day of the Dead.) It is fashioned in a round shape which may represent the natural and endless cycle of life and death, and decorated with small…

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