This Pan De Muertos Bread recipe was given to me by a former coworker. Pan De Muertos is translated to Day of the Dead which is a big holiday in Mexico. My grandmother used to tell us stories of how they had big processions to honor their loved ones (including animals) that have passed away.
In recent years the Dia De Los Muertos art and festivals have taken a more celebratory and less somber turn, in my experience. The two-day celebration starts on November 1st (All Saints Day) and continues on November 2nd (All Souls’ Day) and allows families to welcome back their departed loved ones, not in sadness, but in a celebration of their life.
This bread recipe can also be made into other shapes and just enjoyed as is. I made mine with Cocoa Puffs™ and Trix™ cereals.
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Pan De Muertos Bread recipe
- 1½ cups flour
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 package dry yeast
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup butter
- 4 eggs
- 4½ cups flour
- 1 cup Cocoa Puffs
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 egg white
- cereal for decorating
- In a mixing bowl, combine first three ingredients listed.
- In a sauce pan, heat milk, water and butter until just before booiling
- Add sauce mixture to dry ingredients and thoroughly combine.
- Add eggs and slowly add flour, one cup at a time and blending in between the cups.
- Fold in Cocoa Puffs.
- Knead the dough 10-15 minutes
- Allow dough to rest and rise for 60 minutes.
- Reshape dough how you wish and let rise additional 60 minutes.
- Decorate with cereal.
- Make an egg wash with the egg white and sugar and brush on top.
- Bake in 350 oven for 38-42 minutes.
If you are in the Los Angeles area, be sure to check out the Dia de los Muertos celebration in Los Angeles. The celebration will take place on Saturday, October 29 from 12-8:00PM at 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. General Mills Cereal will have an interactive booth where people can get a sample and get a picture of their family to take home.
For recipes, coupons and tips to celebrate #diadelosmuertos, check out the General Mills Cereal con Cariño page. Be sure to check out all the ideas on social media with the hashtag #CerealconCariño.