There’s something about this Dulce de Leche Day of the Dead Bread recipe that will connect you to generations of Latino baking. From the tasty topping of sugar to the La Lechera Dulce de Leche kneaded inside, your Dia de los Muertos celebration wouldn’t be complete without this classic treat.
Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is an ancient Aztec ritual celebrated in Mexico and certain parts of Central America and the U.S. On November 1 and 2, wooden skull masks are donned and people dance in honor of their deceased relatives. While holiday traditions vary from place to place, food always plays an important role. The sweet, rich, glazed egg bread, Pan de Muerto, is always served, though it, too, varies in shape and decoration from region to region. The most common shape is…
Pan de muertos, an anise-flavored egg bread that is usually shaped in an oval (said to be the shape of the soul) and decorated with bright colored pieces of dough and sugar. The bread can also made into round, skull and bone shapes.
Learn to make Day of the Dead bread with this detailed recipe packed with photos and tips. This delicious traditional Mexican sweet bread, known in Spanish as pan de muerto ("bread of the dead"), is eaten during the Day of the Dead.