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.
- 1 1⁄4 cups water
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups bread flour (I use King Arthur)
- 2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
- Place all ingredients in your bread machine in the order given.
- Set bread machine to dough cycle.
- 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.
- When dough cycle is complete, remove dough from machine and shape into long loaf (like french bread).
- Place on a cookie sheet and let loaf rise for about 45 minutes or until doubled in size.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until nicely browned.
- 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.
I just made it, and my daughter and I love the bread. Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful recipe.
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!
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