Monday, July 29, 2013

Cuban Bread from the Bread Machine


I am so excited about today's recipe.  I absolutely love making bread which is so not a good thing for someone who is always looking to drop a few pounds.  But never the less, I really do enjoy making it, I call it "my need to knead" and it usually hits me on Sundays.  I have made a lot of different bread recipes but this one is by far our new favorite.  I have made it twice already (probably three times by the time this actually posts) and Hubby told me that I need to be making this one all the time.  I could picture him eating a hunk in the morning, bringing his sandwiches to work on it everyday and then dipping it in his olive oil dipping sauce at dinner every night.  This bread is everything a Cuban bread promises to be, it has a crusty outside and a delicious soft and fluffy inside - we love lightly toasting it in the morning and smearing some avocado on top before adding an egg -  sooo goood!  


recipe from food.com
Ingredients:
1 1/4 cups of water
1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
3 cups of flour
2 teaspoons of bread machine yeast

Directions:
Place all the ingredients in the machine according to your machines directions.  Set machine on dough cycle and walk a way...but come back to make sure the dough is the right consistency and a little bit of water at a time if it's too dry.
When the cycle is done take the dough out of the machine and place it on a lightly greased cookie sheet and shape into a loaf (I place it diagonal on the pan to make sure it fits right.)
Let the dough rise for about 45 minutes or until its doubled in size.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until lightly browned (I brushed a bit of olive oil on the crust to help get the golden brown color.)



Last year at this time I made Shrimp Lo Mein 

Two years ago I made Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Lemon Pasta 

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9 comments:

  1. I love baking bread also! This cuban bread looks absolutely delicious! Such a great texture!

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  2. Oh yes, I know what you mean...I don't eat bread all week and tan on weekends I even bake some, lol! I love this Cuban bread récipe, but I haven't the bread machine, my daughter does, though. I'll try it without and see what happens. Love Cuban bread!
    Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  3. You know I love me some homemade bread and this looks SO good. NOM!

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  4. Looks so good! What exactly is a cuban bread and how is it different from regular bread? I feel dumb asking.. :(

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  5. This looks delish! I am always looking for new bread machine recipes. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Yummy Bread, it looks so good! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. I am a bread machine fanatic - this bread looks SO good!

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  8. Thank you! I tweaked the recipe just slightly with honey in place of white sugar and a teaspoon of olive oil. It was super tasty! Me and my family all loved it.

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