Our bread bakers are making Pan de los Muertos this month!
Pan de los muertos is the traditional Mexican bread for Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, celebrated October 31 to November 2. Bakers sweeten the dough with honey and flavor it with anise seed and orange zest. They shape it to represent a skull and crossbones.
The idea for this bread originated with two brothers who have worked in the Weaver Street bread bakery for 13 and 16 years. Their father bakes out of a wood-fired oven in Oaxaca and makes hundreds of panes de los muertos every fall. Our version is an attempt to honor this tradition.
Look for our Pan de los Muertos at the bakery counter.
Read a short story about the two bread bakers brothers here.