Mexicans celebrate the Day of the Dead holiday by eating Pan de Muerto and Sugar Skulls. Mexico’s Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos) celebration takes place over two days, the 1st and 2nd of November.
On Nov 1st, you remember the lives of children who have passed, and Nov 2nd is for adults.
I know folks who find el Dia de Los Muertos a bit gruesome. But, I think it’s beautiful to have a few days when you reflect on & celebrate your deceased family and friends’ lives.
Altars are created for the difuntos (deceased) with their favorite foods and pictures of those you’ve lost. It can be a very elaborate and intense thing to behold.
The Pan de Muerto (bread of the dead) is a fragrant sweet bread covered in sugar, and the Calaveras de Azúcar (sugar skulls) is just that.
Wher can I get Pan de Muerto in Miami?
La Migaja Mexican Bakery (1961 SW 8th Street) in Little Havana is where I have been getting my Pan de Muerto for the last few years. If you’re not in South Florida, I’d search out the nearest Mexican restaurant and ask them. They should be able to help you find your way.
La Migaja’s Pan de Muerto is the real deal for those who want to keep it as authentic as possible & remember those family members and friends who have passed.
You can find La Migaja Mexican Bakery hidden inside Mi Rinconcito Mexicano in Little Havana. You might drive right by it by mistake, so keep your eyes peeled. Once inside, there is no way you can ignore the intoxicating smells emanating from there.
If you’ve never had a Pan de Muerto, now is the time.
If they’ve got the Pan de Elote (corn pie), pick up a couple on a semi-related side note. It’s very similar to cornbread. Then sit down with your favorite cup of coffee and enjoy this awesome twosome.