The Stay At Home Chef: DIY Homemade Cuban Bread. If I could only find out how to make that fantastic Cuban Ham now. This is such a great bread for sandwiches. I make this for a loose meat sandwich that we love all year round AS WELL.
The distinctive taste of Cuban bread is due to the use of starter, which is made the day before and also very important the dough is enriched with lard. Yes, I said Lard from pork!! You can substitute with vegetable shortening such as Crisco if you prefer. However the taste the bread acquires and it's basic smoothness will only come with the use of lard. A little once in a while will not hurt. The authentic taste will only be achieved with Lard! Buen Appetito
Every great sandwich starts with great bread. When making a Cubano sandwich, only Cuban Medianoche Bread will do. Medianoche Bread is a sweet, eggy bread that's the perfect compliment to the Cubano sandwich.
Cuban Bread (for cuban pressed sandwiches!) For the starter tsp yeast cup cool water cup all-purpose flour For the dough 1 cup cool water 1 tsp salt 1 tsp sugar 1 Tablespoon lard 1 tsp yeast starter cups flour