Monday, November 09, 2015

Pan de muerto!

Because the Mexican Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) without pan de muerto (bread of the dead) is just not the same and, now that we're back in Mexico, there was so much choice! 

This is typical from the centre of Mexico, with those funny shapes on top representing bones. Some may even be sprinkled with red sugar or some red additive, to represent blood. I guess we're way too used to seeing this stuff to be disturbed by the original meanings of it all. What matters nowadays is, simply, that it taste good. 

I think we might have gone a bit overboard this time, though. We got the traditional sugar one, and one with sesame seeds, and one with figs... and we got Oaxaca chocolate to dip the bread in... Yum!