Friday, August 25, 2006

five ingredient friday - cuban bread

This is a recipe that I got a long time ago from the Tightwad Gazette that I adapted to my own measures. My family loves it and it's quick and easy.

Cuban Bread

1 T + 1 t yeast
2 T honey (can use less if desired)
1 T salt
2 C hot water
5-6 C flour

mix yeast, honey, salt, and hot water
add 1-2 C of flour and stir well
add remaining flour 1/2 C at a time until dough is formed
knead for 8 minutes until dough is satiny and soft
oil bowl, roll dough in oil and cover
let rise in draft free place for 1 hour or until double
punch down dough, form into ball and place on baking sheet, slash top
let rest 10 minutes
bake 400 degrees for 10 minutes
reduce heat to 350 and bake another 25 minutes or until bread is done (sounds hollow when tapped on bottom)

* I sometimes will substitute different flours in this recipe
* bread can be spiced up by adding ingredients such as dill, sunflower seeds, etc

Feel free to play along at Overwhelmed With Joy


Overwhelmed! said...

Oh, this sounds delicious! I really love bread recipes and I'm going to try this one.

Thanks for participating in my Five Ingredient Friday recipe exchange. I do appreciate it!

Michelle said...

I bet the house smells good with this bread baking! Will have to try this one!

Tammy and Parker said...

I make this TWG recipe all the time! It is so simple and it sure dresses up even the simplest of dinners! It's a winner!

Miranda said...

I Tried to make bread before and it was a disaster, but your recipe sounds very easy and I'm sure it tastes yummy too!