There is a Mexican bakery about 5 min. from my house! Today while I was passing by on my way to the dollar store, I noticed their Pan de Muerto... and of course I went right in and bought a couple!
My camera is dead right now, but it looks something like this:
Pan de Muerto or Bread of the Dead is Mexican pan dulce baked specially for the Day of the Dead. It's a round loaf with strips of dough that resemble bones. It's traditionally topped with sugar or anise seeds.
The beginnings of the Pan de Muerto tradition are unknown, but one thing is for sure: almost every Day of the Dead altar will have one!
If you would like to try it but can't find a bakery that makes it, make it yourself!
I'm eating one for breakfast tomorrow with a big cup of hot chocolate (yum!) and will probably buy another one for my altar this weekend!
By the way, I'm participating in a Calavera costume contest tomorrow at a Day of the Dead event (pics to come)... wish me luck!!
Until then, have a good one.