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The best pan de muerto in DF

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For those of us who grew up in DF, the tradition behind this bread doesn't seem to be a big deal... So I'm not looking for original recipes from Texcoco, etc. It's just this year I'll only have one serving of pan de muerto, so I'm hoping to make it the very best one!

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

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  1. This coming Friday--November 2, el mero día--I will be investigating this very question with a friend. Due to her time constraints, we will be confining our exploration to bakeries in La Condesa. I'll happily give you a completely subjective report at the end of the day!

    However, I confess that this year so far I have tasted pan de muerto only at La Espiga, which has a large sucursal (branch) just a couple of blocks from our building. It is much better than I expected it to be. The texture is excellent--slightly dense, nicely moist, and the bread is scented and flavored with orange, and in general I am surprised to say that liked it a lot.

    Link: http://www.mexicocooks.typepad.com

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    1. re: cristina

      Thanks, Cristina!!! I am looking forward to your report. I'll share any findings of mine here, too.