Pan de Meurto?
We have a new Cub leader who's from Cancun and he's feeling a little homesick. He was talking about how much he's going to miss having Pan de Meurto because he waits all year for it.
I thought there might be a place in town that sells it? Help? Please?
I bought some two-years ago at Chipotle & Jalapeno.
There's a Mexican bakery on Beaubien near Lanaudière. I don't know for sure if they'll be making pan de muerto, but I'll bet you dollars to doughnuts that they will.
Also, talking to our waitress at Los Clásicos on a recent visit, she hinted they may be baking some for the holiday. No guarantees, though.
A mention of this in the Voir of this week, you can see the article here:
The last paragraph mentions that supermarché Andes Sabor Latino (436, rue Bélanger, 514 277-4130) and boulangerie-pâtisserie Carol Sarah (1365, rue Beaubien Est, 514 807-1294) have Pan de Muerto.
Also, Mestiza (www.mestiza.ca -- the "épicerie fine mexicaine") on corner of De La Roche & St-Zotique is having a little festival of dégustations, etc., featuring pan de muerto, and culminating on November 1 with tamales, hot chocolate, and spiced coffee.
Oct 29-30: 10:00-20:00
Oct 31-Nov 1: 12:00-17:00
We got our pan de muerto from Carol Sarai on Beaubien and we really liked it. It was very fresh and soft with a brioche-like crumb, although nowhere as rich, and a delicate orange flavour. I liked it much more than the one I got at Chipotle and Jalapeño, two years ago. That one was dry and tough, and had me wondering what the big deal was about. I wouldn't say that the pan de muerto from Carol Sarai was to die for or anything, and I don't think any pan de muerto could send me into fits of ecstasy, but I enjoyed it very much nonetheless.
For next year and to facilitate searches, I saw pan de muerto available at Sabor Latino on Halloween day, and the cashier told me they would also have it on November 1st.. Didn't get a chance to try it but it looked nice - dough "bones" on top, and a sprinkling of pink sugar.