Pane dei Morti

All Souls’ Day Bread

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Appears in
A Lombardian Cookbook

By Alessandro Pavoni and Roberta Muir

Published 2015

  • About

Pane dei morti (‘bread of the dead’), is served on 2 November, which is known as All Souls’ Day. It’s typically served with the dessert wine yin santo. Traditionally these loaves are made at least two days before serving and stored in an airtight container so they soften and the inside becomes moist. They’ll keep for a week and are delicious toasted, then eaten with cheese. This recipe makes quite a large quantity, as is the Lombardian way, so you could wrap some of the uncook