Pan De Muertos or All Souls Bread

“Bread for Dia de los Meurtos [Day of the dead]. You can mold the bread into different shapes such as animals and angels.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all dry ingredients together except the 3 - 4 1/2 cups of flour.
  2. In a small pan, heat the milk, the water, and the butter. Add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture.
  3. Beat well.
  4. Mix in the eggs and 1 1/2 cups of flour. Beat well.
  5. Put in the rest of the flour, little by little.
  6. Knead the mixture on a floured board for 9 - 10 minutes.
  7. Put the dough in a greased bowl and allow it to rise until it has doubled in size (about an hour and a half at sea level).
  8. Punch the dough down and reshape it with some "bone" shapes on top to decorate it.
  9. Let it rise another hour.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 40 minutes.
  11. After baking, sprinkle it with confectioner's sugar and colored sugar.
  12. Note the number of servings is hard to caculate because of the ability to mold into different shapes for each serving. I am taking a sheer guess and making it eight.

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