Guess what. Halloween is a South American creation that dates back to ancient traditions to connect us with the dead. Is that true? I don't have a clue but Mexico's Day of the Dead sounds cooler than Halloween. Plus, the holiday makes me think of a traditional Andean-region bread called Pan de guagua. Shaped like a sleeping infant, the name comes from Quechua Indian word for baby. Made at home or in bakeries, they are favorite for this Dia de los difuntos, which combines Roman Catholic and indeginous traditions to praise the ancestors.
Here's my try at it using formula for pain au lait, not too different from the recent pan de leche I made from a traditional Ecuadorian recipe. The only difference was an egg was added to the dough. Shaping was really easy, and decoration, a bit rustic just some royal icing and some piping and a bit of imagination.