Cuban Bread


Cuban Bread is the standard bread choice for making Cuban Sandwiches. It’s a dense loaf that’s similar to French Bread or a rustic Italian baguette. Lard is the traditional fat used in making Cuban Bread that gives it its great taste. Some cooks prefer shortening or canola oil because they’re easier to find. And that’s OK if it’s your only choice, but lard is preferred for optimal results in taste and texture. The starter takes 12 hours, so plan accordingly! Pressing kitchen twine (or metal skewers) into the top of the dough before baking is another touch that’s unique to Cuban Bread.
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