I JUST HAD TO TAKE A PICTURE OF THIS SIGN LOL!!
My mom and I went to a bakery yesterday and we saw some interesting looking bread shaped like a dead man. eyes were painted in red food coloring and it's mouth as well. It also had red paint on the body so that it looked like blood. I was curious as to why they had made bread that was shaped to resemble a dead human body. Then it hit me!! DIA DE LOS MUERTOS!!!! DAY OF THE DEAD!!! In Mexico we celebrate day of the dead on November 1st for children that have passed away and on November 2nd for the adults that have passed away, so the weeks leading to Dia De Los Muertos, Bread is made to offer to the loved ones who have passed away. One type of bread is traditional Day Of The Dead bread which is like a brioche type bread or a panatone type bread. VERY DELICIOUS!! it's basically a simple bread recipe with anise seeds added into the mixture then shaped into a round loaf with extra pieces of dough on the top to resemble bones. So anyway, the baker was nice enough to tell my mom a litte more about why he made the bread and what the tradition is in the part of Mexico he's from as tradition varies from one state to another. ok enough with my yapping here are some pictures. ENJOY!