DCB Recipe #15: Cuban Bread

Recipes with yeast scare me...until now! This bread came together in minutes without any fancy equipment and was super easy to make. We enjoyed warm slices with butter and MeeMaw's strawberry jam last night and we'll be using it for Open-Faced Pot Roast Sandwiches tonight. Yum!

Cuban Bread

5-6 cups all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons dry yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon salt
2 cups hot water

Mix 4 cups of the flour with the yeast, sugar, and salt. Pour in hot water and beat 100 strokes, or three minutes with a mixer. Stir in the remaining flour until the dough is no longer sticky. Knead 8 minutes.

Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover with a damp towel. Let rise 15 minutes.

Punch down and shape into a large loaf. Place the dough a deep baker that has been sprayed with Pam.

Cut a slit about 1/2 inch deep along the top and several small slits on either side of the first slit. It will look a little like a branch with leaves when you are done.

Put the lid on the baker and place in a COLD oven. Turn oven to 400° and bake for 50 minutes. Don’t peek at it. You just have to trust that it is doing what it is supposed to.

Remove from oven and turn bread out onto a baking rack to cool just enough to slice and then slather with butter


Karrie Shew said...

this makes me so excited.....i was looking the other day for an easy recipe for owen to try with yeast...yay :) thank you!

Connie Weiss said...

YUM! I love bread!

Impulsive Addict said...

Drooling for some homemade bread. It sounds so easy! Way easier than putting stuff in my breadmaker which I HATE!

I'm sure I could find a way to mess this up but I'm going to save it and give it a whirl in the near future! Thanks for sharing!

Jamie Williams said...

Yummy. This is the most common thing found in my DCB. Love it. We use leftovers for French toast.

Vanessa Vandeventer said...

When you say 3 minutes with a mixer, you mean with the bread hook, right??

Stacie said...

@Vanessa, I don't have a bread hook, I just used regular electric mixer beaters. Hope that helps clarify!