There is nothing like a hot mug of frothy Cafe con Leche. This is the traditional breakfast coffee that is drunk by all most all Cuban families. Not to be ignored is the traditional Toastada Cubana. (Cuban toast) Fragarant Cuban bread spilt and butterd inside and on the outside then put in a sandwich press to toast for about three minutes. Resutls crispy buttery outside and tender, moist and buttery inside. I love to dunk my toast in my coffee. It's truly delicious. A great way to start the day. Enjoy
1If you have an Expresso coffee maker follow the instructions and make about a half cup of expresso coffee or as it is sometimes called demi-tas coffee. I have also purchased an on the burner expresso coffee maker. Looks like a little coffee pot. They are relatively inexpensive about $8.00 or $10.00. The smaller ones will make 2 demi-tas cups of expresso coffee and the larger will make 4/6 demi-tas cups of expresso. Can be purchased at any Latin food store or grocery also can be purchased in any Italian grocery store.
2After you have made your expresso coffee set aside do not add any sugar, Heat your milk to the point of almost steaming do not boil. Add the few grain of salt stir with a spoon and add all of your expresso coffee. Stir well and then add your sugar about 4 tablespoons. Stir again and taste to see if it is sweet enough for you. Some people don't like it to sweet and other's like it sweet. That's up to your taste. Can be drunk as is or accompanied with hot Cuban toast; or a full breakfast. Enjoy
3Cuban Toast: Split a large loaf of Cuban bread or French or Italian bread horizontally and butter each side. Then close the halfs and butter the outside on both sides. Put into a hot sandwich press, or a George Foreman grill as I do or a panini press, or a hot griddle with a heavy weight to press on top of the toast, such as a cast iron pan. toast about 1 1/2 minutes on each side. When crispy and golden on both sides remove to a dish and cut diagonally. Serve with your hot Cafe con Leche. Delicious; Enjoy