Pan de Muerto’ / ‘Day of the Dead Bread’ is one of the most iconic traditions of Mexican culture. It is prepared every 1st and 2nd day of November. The top of the bread represents a skull and the sides represent bones. It’s sweet and tangy since it’s prepared with orange blossom extract & orange zest.
These easy homemade biscuits are great for breakfast, enjoy them warm with some butter and marmalade or use them to compliment a southeastern style fried chicken dinner.
Churros were brought to Latin America by the Spaniards who shared this tasty treasure with Mexico and the rest of the colonies in centre and south America. Churros were a popular pastry among Spanish sheep herders who used to make them while attending their “churras’ sheeps”. They ideated a pastry that was easy to make outdoors with just a few ingredients, using a pan and some oil. As you can guess the name came from “churras’ sheeps” and the curve form of their horns.
This bread is traditionally baked on January 5th and 6th, conmemorating the 3 Wise Men from the Orient visiting baby Jesus and bringing presents, it goes well with hot cocoa, a warm cup of coffee or even some cold milk.