Santa Barbara Divorce Attorney & Family Law Lawyer


(805) 879-7523

Dia de los Muertos – Pan de Muertos Recipe

Oct 30, 2020 | Feel Good Friday

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday celebrated from October 31 to November 2. Deeply rooted in Aztec and Toltec traditions, this holiday doesn’t consider death to be the end of one’s existence but simply another chapter of life. Three thousand years later, Día de los Muertos continues to be celebrated and observed globally. However you may be celebrating this weekend we wanted to share this Pan de Muertos recipe to promote some at-home fun. Enjoy!

Pan de Muertos Recipe


  • 1 packet of dry yeast
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of sugar + 1 tablespoon
  • 4 cups of flour + 1 tablespoon
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract


  • Place 1 packet of yeast in a bowl
  • Infuse 2 tea bags into 1 cup of warm milk
  • Mix 1 teaspoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon of flour – 3 teaspoons of warm milk into the yeast (allow this to sit until it puffs up)
  • In a large bowl mix: 3 eggs, 4 cups of flour, 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of melted butter, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • Pour in the cup of tea infused milk (or 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract)
  • Mix in the puffed up yeast mixture into the flour mix
  • Kneed dough until it is smooth and separated cleanly from the bowl
  • Place in a warm area and allow it to sit until it doubles in size
  • Split the larger ball of dough into 6 separate smaller balls
  • Split off 1/3 of the ball, decorate the bread
  • Place dough in a plastic bag and allow to rise for 1 hour
  • Beat the left over egg and glaze the top of the bread before placing in the oven
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and place breads to bake for 15 minutes
  • Coat the top with melted butter and sprinkle granulated sugar over the top
  • Enjoy!

The attorneys at Drury Pullen, A Professional Law Corporation are available to assist you with your family law needs during these challenging times.  Feel free to call us 24/7 at (805) 879-7523 and leave a message if you do not reach a live person.  Calls will be returned as they are received.  You are also welcome to contact us via the Contact Us page on our website.  We remain available to our clients and community with remote services such as court filings, negotiations, mediation and emergency services.  Please follow us on Instagram @CaliforniaDivorce and come back to this blog for more information.

Subscribe to Our Blog


Tips to Manage Seasonal Anxiety During COVID-19

New recommendations, mask mandates, and restrictions due to the delta variant may find a way to curb your enthusiasm as we transition into the chillier and darker months ahead. Here a few tools experts recommend to help us deal with it all. 1. Reframe how you think of...

Tips for Blended Families

This article originally appeared on the Gottman Institute’s blog. By Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart Being a parent brings so many joys and so many challenges. Parenting looks different for every person and family based on ethnicity, geographic region, and size. Being a...

The Three-Question Rule For Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence (EI or EQ) is marked by a person’s ability to recognize and understand emotions (both his or her own and those of others), and to use that information to guide decision making. It includes demonstrating complex qualities such as empathy,...

Five Tips for Better Sleeping

You're not doomed to toss and turn every night! Recent studies show that smart phone addiction can lead to sleeping disorders and effect our lives in serious ways. Consider these five evidence-based tips for better sleep: Schedule timeouts. First, turn off your phone...

One-Minute Meditations

When we learn how to meditate, we are also learning how to reduce stress, calm our minds and bodies, improve our sleep quality, get along better, and feel happier. We've rounded up six ways to use breathing and movement to de-stress in just one minute. Make sure you...

Planning for Holidays During the Pandemic

Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving! Consider these tips for safer ways to enjoy the upcoming holiday season.  Talk about your plans ahead of time. Make your plans in advance, if possible, and tell your kids what is happening, when and why....

How to Help Children During Tough Transitions

Humans are creatures of habit. Even when change is welcome, it is known to take a toll on our energy levels. While difficulty with change can manifest in a number of ways depending on the child and the setting, we hope these tips will help pave the way for more...

8 Ways to Improve On-Screen Body Language

Body language plays a key role in effective communication. What messages are you sending during your Zoom meetings? Consider these eight tips to ensure more impactful and engaging video calls. 1. Posture Maintaining good posture commands respect and promotes...