Final week I went right down to Miami for the primary time to pattern and report on the colourful Miami meals group. What I discovered was a meals group full of wonderful exile tales, harmful ocean crossing adventures, and great snapshots of nice Miami meals fare, particularly Cuban meals. Together with my staffer Emily, we had been particularly smitten with the odor, style,texture and serving strategies of Cuban bread.
Cuban sandwiches are world famend and a staple at any Cuban restaurant. Emily thinks it’s the bread that makes the sandwich. That debate can rage on ceaselessly. The precise Cuban white bread is in no way advanced, however truly fairly easy. It has a unique baking methodology and is made with completely different substances than French or Italian bread. The bread is baked in a chilly oven over boiling water earlier than it reaches its desired baking temperature. Cuban bread is then baked with a dab of lard or vegetable shortening. Actual Cuban bread is baked in lengthy, baguette-style loaves. It has no preservatives so it is not going to preserve lengthy. After a couple of days, the bread turns into extraordinarily arduous. This bread is made to be loved straight away. The easiest way to make use of it in addition to in a sandwich, is to have it served at breakfast. In Cuban households, the bread is toasted with butter and served with a sizzling mug of cafe con leche for breakfast.
This bread baking recipe is a good way to savor and revel in Cuban bread. It’s simple to arrange and blends great flavors collectively to type an excellent publicity to Cuban meals and tradition.
Pan de Ajo (Cuban Garlic Bread)
half of cup olive oil
2 tablespoons butter, melted
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons diced parsley
1 teaspoon salt
half of teaspoon white pepper
1 (2 toes) loaf Cuban bread or French bread, reduce into 1-inch thick slices
1. Mix the oil, butter, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Let this combination sit for at the very least 15 minutes, so the flavors can mix collectively.
2. Preheat the oven to 350*F.
3. Unfold the garlic combination on one aspect of every slice of bread.
4. Place the bread slices on a baking sheet and bake for six to 10 minutes, till the butter has melted and the bread has browned.