Pan de Muerto is a kind of Mexican sweet bread. It’s also an offering that’s placed at a loved one’s altar or tombstone every November 1st and 2nd for Dia de Los Muertos, honoring their departure. When your loved one’s spirits arrive on Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), they can feast on the bread and any other foods you placed at the site while you rejoice in each other’s company.
Pan de Muerto may look fancy, but the ingredients are quite simple. You probably have most of them already!
Make the dough for your pan de muerto. It's a simple recipe flavored with orange zest & orange blossom water.
The dough will double in size during the rising time.
Divide the dough and shape some of it into 8 buns. Reserve some of the dough to make the bones.
Shape the rest of the dough into "skull" and "bone" shapes.
Add the bones to the buns, then brush with egg wash and bake until golden.
Dip the baked buns into melted butter, then dip them into sugar and let the bread cool.
Take a big bite! This fluffy pan de muerto goes perfectly with hot chocolate.