Motivated by the promise of extra credit from his Spanish teacher and clutching a xeroxed, hand-written recipe in his hand, this weekend Quinlan made his very first (and second) loaf of bread. Pan de Muerto, or Bread of the Dead, is a traditional Mexican bread that is baked during the Dia de los Muertos season. It is essentially a Challah that gets sprinkled with anise and cinnamon sugar before baking. Nothin' wrong with that.
Note the traditional crossed "bones" on top of the loaf.
The braiding on Loaf #2 was significantly more successful than the braiding on Loaf #1. Practice, practice, practice!
I am so proud of Quin -- he got his hands messy with separating eggs and kneading the dough, which a year ago would have been unthinkable to my sensory-integration-delayed boy. We've come a long way, baby.