February 3, 2023

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

Previous week I went down to Miami for the first time to sample and report on the lively Miami food stuff local community. What I discovered was a meals community full of remarkable exile stories, dangerous ocean crossing adventures, and superb snapshots of great Miami food items fare, particularly Cuban food stuff. Alongside with my staffer Emily, we were especially smitten with the smell, taste,texture and serving techniques of Cuban bread. 

Cuban sandwiches are world renowned and a staple at any Cuban restaurant. Emily thinks it is the bread that would make the sandwich. That debate can rage on without end. The genuine Cuban white bread is not at all elaborate, but basically fairly easy. It has a unique baking approach and is manufactured with different components than French or Italian bread. The bread is baked in a cold oven above boiling drinking water ahead of it reaches its wished-for baking temperature. Cuban bread is then baked with a dab of lard or vegetable shortening. Authentic Cuban bread is baked in extensive, baguette-type loaves. It has no preservatives so it will not retain lengthy. Immediately after a handful of days, the bread will become extremely hard. This bread is created to be liked correct away. The best way to use it aside from in a sandwich, is to have it served at breakfast. In Cuban households, the bread is toasted with butter and served with a hot mug of cafe con leche for breakfast. 

This bread baking recipe is a great way to savor and delight in Cuban bread. It is uncomplicated to put together and blends great flavors alongside one another to type an superb publicity to Cuban foodstuff 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 ft) loaf Cuban bread or French bread, slash into 1-inch thick slices

1. Incorporate the oil, butter, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper in a smaller bowl. Permit this combination sit for at least 15 minutes, so the flavors can mix with each other.

 2. Preheat the oven to 350*F. 

3. Distribute the garlic mixture on one particular side of just about every slice of bread. 

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

Serve right away.