Cuban Bread

Cuban Bread Recipe

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Katherine Brevard

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@SAHM2One

I love using my kitchen scale to weigh ingredients out instead of measuring. My new scale does the calculating using bakers percentages so now I have to work on converting my bread recipes.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
about 4
Prep:
2 Hr 10 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

100%
all purpose flour
1.6%
instant dry yeast
1.8%
sugar
67%
water
2.3 %
salt
12.5%
crisco ( using good lard makes it authentic)

How to Make Cuban Bread

Step-by-Step

  • 1weigh ingredients
  • 2melt Crisco (or lard if using)
  • 3dissolve salt in the water
  • 4combine thourghly the flour, IDY, and sugar
  • 5put dry ingredients into water
  • 6with mixer on on lowest speed and equipped with the dough hook, add Crisco, (I used a spoon to slowly add to mixing bowel as the mixer worked the dough
  • 7after adding the last of the Crisco, let mixer work the dough for 4 minutes on lowest speed
  • 8let rise in greased bowl about 45 minutes to an hour (depends on how warm the environment is), covered with a flour sack cloth that has been spritzed with water
  • 9shape loaf, place on greased cookie sheet that has been sprinkled with cornmeal and cover with water spritzed towel, let rise again 45 minutes.
  • 10sprinkle with corn meal and slit the top, spritz loaf with water before putting in an oven, place a container with water in the oven to create a moist environment
  • 11bake at 450 degrees 12 to 18 minutes spritzing loaf after 5 minutes with water

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About Cuban Bread

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #baker's, #percent