Bread Machine Cuban Bread

Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 2 hrs 45 mins
Cook 30 mins

I live in the Tampa area where cuban bread is a staple. This recipe makes bread that is as good as I can get from my local cuban bakery.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place all ingredients in your bread machine in the order given.
  2. Set bread machine to dough cycle.
  3. IMPORTANT! CHECK YOUR MACHINE WHILE IT IS KNEADING and ADD MORE WATER IF NEEDED 1 TABLESPOON AT A TIME. The dough should not be too dry - it should look smooth and satiny after kneading for a few minutes.
  4. When dough cycle is complete, remove dough from machine and shape into long loaf (like french bread).
  5. Place on a cookie sheet and let loaf rise for about 45 minutes or until doubled in size.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until nicely browned.
  7. You can also just cook this in your bread machine on the regular bread cycle if you want. It still tastes great, you just don't get the cuban shaped loaf.


Most Helpful

I just made it, and my daughter and I love the bread. Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful recipe.

Oni M. December 22, 2013

I made this as written yesterday, and the dough was too wet and it rose too far then fell, but the flavor had a lot of promise, so I tried again today. So what I did: 2 Tbs olive oil 1 Tbs molasses 1 tsp salt 7/8 cup warm water 3 cups King Arthur bread flour 1 tsp yeast (not a packet) This loaf rose very high and tasted great! It would have been better if I had put it on a pizza stone instead of making it in the ABM, but the experiment was a success!

nethope May 06, 2009

This all went according to plan, and tasted good. It didn't rise quite as much as I expected, but it could be me, I had thought it might rise more. it was easy to prepare, I love using my bread machine, and the dough was fine without adding any extra water. Thank you for a good recipe, FLGal

Karen Elizabeth February 25, 2009

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