November 29, 2023

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Baking Bread – Cuban Pan De Ajo (Cuban Garlic Bread)

Very last 7 days I went down to Miami for the initially time to sample and report on the lively Miami meals group. What I discovered was a foods community full of wonderful exile stories, harmful ocean crossing adventures, and excellent snapshots of wonderful Miami foodstuff fare, primarily Cuban meals. Together with my staffer Emily, we were especially smitten with the scent, style,texture and serving approaches of Cuban bread. 

Cuban sandwiches are earth renowned and a staple at any Cuban restaurant. Emily thinks it is the bread that makes the sandwich. That debate can rage on endlessly. The real Cuban white bread is not at all intricate, but essentially quite easy. It has a various baking strategy and is made with various elements than French or Italian bread. The bread is baked in a cold oven in excess of boiling h2o just before it reaches its ideal baking temperature. Cuban bread is then baked with a dab of lard or vegetable shortening. Actual Cuban bread is baked in prolonged, baguette-style loaves. It has no preservatives so it will not continue to keep prolonged. Immediately after a few days, the bread becomes incredibly hard. This bread is produced to be loved suitable away. The most effective way to use it besides in a sandwich, is to have it served at breakfast. In Cuban homes, the bread is toasted with butter and served with a warm mug of cafe con leche for breakfast. 

This bread baking recipe is a great way to savor and love Cuban bread. It is easy to put together and blends fantastic flavors with each other to type an outstanding publicity to Cuban food and culture.  

Pan de Ajo (Cuban Garlic Bread)

Serves 8-10

1/2 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons butter, melted
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons diced parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 (2 feet) loaf Cuban bread or French bread, minimize into 1-inch thick slices

1. Incorporate the oil, butter, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Enable this mixture sit for at least 15 minutes, so the flavors can mix collectively.

 2. Preheat the oven to 350*F. 

3. Spread the garlic combination on one side of each and every slice of bread. 

4. Area the bread slices on a baking sheet and bake for 6 to 10 minutes, right until the butter has melted and the bread has browned. 

Provide immediately.