Crusty Cuban Bread October 10, 2010Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Vegetarian Recipes.
Crusty Cuban Bread is our hands down favorite bread to make (and eat).
Made with five basic ingredients (not counting optional additions), it’s simple to prepare and tastes great paired with soups, salads, casseroles, pasta, wine, cheese, chili, and curries.
Cuban Bread is similar to French bread in taste and texture.
Crusty Cuban Bread
1 1/3 cups Water
1 1/2 tsp. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
3 cups bread flour
2 1/2 tsp. yeast
Place ingredients in your breadmaker in the recommended order. Set the timer, and press start. Wait for it. Wait for it. Wait for it. Enjoy!
* Add 1 tsp. butter or 1 tsp. olive oil with the water to help it slide out of the baking pan.
* For Crusty Garlic Rosemary Bread: add 1-2 tsp. minced garlic and 1-2 tsp. crushed rosemary.
* Substitute 1 cup whole wheat flour for 1 cup of bread flour for extra fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
If you have a French bread or crusty setting on your breadmaker, you can use it for this bread. If you don’t have a breadmaker, or want to make it by hand, use the ingredients list and follow a French bread recipe for kneading, rising, shaping, and baking instructions.