In Mexico, deaths are mourned, but later celebrated with colors and sweet treats, at least on November 1st and 2nd.
Little sugar skulls are one of the most recognized symbols of El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). To learn how to make them, I met the well-known Mexican pastry chef Lourdes Reyes, who says the origins of this tradition are traced to Mesoamerican cultures, a tradition that comes to life every year to remember the dead and their friends.
Making this classic culinary craft can be something fun to enjoy doing with your family, in addition to knowing they’re freshly made. And if you don’t have the recipe, pay close attention. Here’s a quick way to make them. Are you up for it?