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Crusty Cuban Bread October 10, 2010

Posted 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.


1. cindy - October 10, 2010

We have a very similar local one. Yum!

nrhatch - October 10, 2010

We bought some bread yesterday at the Farmer’s Market from Fav’s. Delicious dipped in olive oil flavored with seasonings.

I’m glad that Barbara suggested I add a few more vegetarian recipes to SLTW . . . I went through my recipe box and pulled out a bunch of favorites to share and cook for us.

2. andalibmarks - October 10, 2010

This sounds so awesome!
I’ve never made bread before so this will be a first attempt. I’m going to make them (at least four loaves) to go with the Nine Bean Soup for when the masses come on the 20th.
Thanks so much for these recipes, Nancy.
I really do enjoy reading them and then trying them.
It gives me something to do…


nrhatch - October 10, 2010

This bread is AWESOME with soup . . . great for soaking up the broth!

Thanks for stopping by, Andi. 🙂

3. Naomi - October 10, 2010

Mmmm, looks too delicious, and now I’m longing for soup too!

nrhatch - October 10, 2010

Whenever I make a pot of soup, I start a loaf of bread.

They are perfect together.

4. Piglet in Portugal - February 12, 2011

Do you have the french bread recipe you mention, please as I would like to try this and do not have a breadmaker?

nrhatch - February 12, 2011

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