Year THREE in Zacango here we come...

Friday, November 26, 2010


One of the most fascinating things to watch and be a part of during the Days of the Dead celebrations is the massive production of the special Day of the Dead cookies called Tlaxcalis. It is no small production as the women begin early in the day by preparing a masa (dough) made from lard, suger, baking powder, cinamon, and maize flour (from blue, red, or white maize). The cookie making goes on into the night as people rotate hundreds of cookies through huge brick ovens (which are constructed and used for the sole purpose of making Tlaxcalis -- meaning the ovens are only used once a year) .
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