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Pan Cubano (Cuban Bread)


Traditional crusty loaf that gets its sweetness from a little brown sugar.











Low in Saturated Fat, Trans-fat Free


2 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 ½ teaspoons yeast, active dry
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
or lard
1 ½ tablespoons brown sugar, light
1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
1 cup water
warm (110-115 degrees)
24 inches butchers twine
pre-soaked for 30 minutes
1 each eggs
beaten with 1 Tbs. water


In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, mix the flour, yeast, shortening or lard, sugar, salt and water until a soft dough forms. Knead for 7 to 9 minutes or until smooth. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Allow the dough to rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gently press to de-flate the dough. Press and roll the dough into a long, flat baguette. Transfer the dough to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover the dough with a clean kitchen towel and let it rest for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 400º F. Place the pre-soaked kitchen twine on top of the dough in a long figure 8 pattern and gently brush with the egg wash. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown and hollow sounding when tapped on the bottom. Carefully remove the twine from the top of the bread. Transfer the bread to a rack to cool completely.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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That is one fantastic looking loaf of bread! Great photo Lynn!

about 7 years ago


Just made this yesterday. I love it will make again!!

about 2 years ago


Just made this yesterday. I love it will make again!!

about 2 years ago

This is not Cuban bread. Twine?! Brown sugar?! What the hell? Quit appropriating our culture, changing it's recipes, and then slapping our name on it!

almost 2 years ago

Relax you pinhead. no one is appropriating Cuban culture.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 82g (2.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 18919% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 453mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Sugars g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 12%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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