Cuban Cafe Con Leche & Toastada Cubana (Cuban Coffee & Milk & Cuban Toast)
1 1/2 ozexpresso coffee bustelo or pillon or llave are all very good brands
1 ccold water about a tad less. what ever your expresso maker calls for
2 tspsugar per cup or mug or to suit your taste
20 ozhot whole milk or 2% or what ever suits your taste.
1 pinch(tiny pinch of salt just a few grains) added to the hot milk
·~~~~ cuban toast~~~~
1 largeloaf of cuban bread cu into thirds , then each cut horizontally in half
3 Tbspsoft butter or a little more
How to Make Cuban Cafe Con Leche & Toastada Cubana (Cuban Coffee & Milk & Cuban Toast)
- If 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.
- After 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
- Cuban 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