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Bread of the Dead
Families bring orange marigolds and gifts of fruits, skull-shaped candies, liquor and wines to gravesites. One of the most common offerings is a sweet yeast bread called Pan de Muertos. Often the loaves are oval or round and topped with bone shapes.
Since Pan de Muertos is an enriched bread--made with butter, sugar, and eggs--it will take longer to rise than lean doughs. See Baking Yeast Breads for more tips.