One of my favorite things about this time of the year is the availability of pan de muerto or Day of the Dead bread. In Mexico, people have their selected panaderias or bakeries where they regularly get their pan de muerto. Last year, a friend of mine invited me to her house to bake the bread together, and, while it was a lot of work, the breads we made turned out delicious. This year, I am making it again and in this post, I want to share with you the recipe, tips for making it and a few varieties.

Photo by Razi Machay found on with license CC BY-SA 2.0

Lets start with the ingredients or ingredientes for this delicious bread. You will need the following:

Now lets focus on the steps to make the pan de muerto. For the sake of clarity, I will write them in both languages.

If you want to know more about the origins of the pan de muerto, I invite you to check this video. I must warn you that the origin of this deliciously sweet tradition goes back to pre-colonisation and is quite bloody.

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