In Mexico, Los Dias de Los Muertos occurs every Nov. 1 and 2. It's a celebration to remember loved ones who have passed away. Revelers set up shrines with elaborate skeletons and bring offerings like marigolds and sugar skulls to the graves. They also enjoy the loved one's favorite foods and a traditional bread called pan de muerto.
The sweet and buttery bread is topped with dough that's shaped to resemble bones. Like any yeast bread, it takes time to make, but with its exceptionally light and airy texture, it will not disappoint. Served with coffee or Mexican hot chocolate, it's wonderfully delicious.
While you might not celebrate Los Dias De Los Muertos to its fullest, this bread is a great way to get a taste of traditional Mexican fare. If you are interested in making your own just keep reading for the recipe and photos.