Cuban Bread

Recipe by ladypit
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
YIELD: 2 loaves
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix the 2 cups whole wheat and 2 cups of the white flour together.
  • Add the yeast, the sugar, and the salt.
  • Pour in the hot water and beat for 100 strokes (or 3 minutes with a mixer).
  • Stir in the rest of the flour until it is no longer sticky.
  • Knead it for 8 minutes.
  • Put the dough in a metal bowl that you have sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Cover it with a damp towel.
  • Let it rise for 15 minutes.
  • Punch it down.
  • Divide it into 2 pieces.
  • Shape each piece into a round loaf and put them on a baking sheet that you have sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Cut an x in the top of each loaf.
  • If you want you can brush the top with water and put sesame seeds or poppy seeds on top.
  • Put the pan on the middle rack of a cold oven.
  • Put a pan of boiling water on the bottom shelf.
  • Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Bake the bread for 40-50 minutes or until it is deep golden brown.
  • **Ifyou want to use your food processor, put all the dry into the bowl.
  • Turn it on and slowly add the water until the dough forms a ball.
  • Let it spin 20 times.
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