Have you ever considered adding Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) to your Fall activities? We had a really fun time learning more about this holiday during our lessons.
It was interesting to learn about a different culture and how they use the time in October to honor the loved ones who have passed.
(By the way, Day of the Dead is not just Mexican Halloween.)
One of the things that we used to do all the time (that I want to get back to doing) is to pair up our learning or theme lesson with a fun cooking project.
For our Dia De Los Muertos learning, we decided to make Pan de Muerto, or Day of the Dead Bread.
This bread is a dense, plain-ish bread. However, since it had some orange zest in it, we thought it would yummy with an addition of chopped fresh cranberries. And, it did not disappoint!
Just be aware that this traditional bread does not contain cranberries.
This is a time consuming recipe (as is anytime you make bread from scratch), so we used that time while the bread was rising to learn more about Day of the Dead and complete some of our other studies.
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How to Make Day of the Dead Bread