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Cuban Water Bread

Rated as 4.11 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe is from my mom. Makes a very crusty bread. You can substitute half of the flour amount with whole wheat flour."
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Ingredients

servings 158 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 loaves)

Directions

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  1. In a large bowl dissolve the yeast in the warm water or potato water. Add sugar and salt and mix well. Stir in 7 cups of the flour.
  2. On a well-floured surface, knead dough for 7 minutes, incorporating in the last cup of flour. Place dough in a greased bowl. Let rise until doubled.
  3. Using a lightly floured board, form dough into 2 long or round loaves. Sprinkle cornmeal on greased baking sheet; place loaves on top. Slash top with a sharp knife. Cover, and let rise until almost doubled.
  4. Brush top of loaves with cold water. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired. Place in a cold oven.
  5. Turn oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Bake for 45 minutes, or until nicely browned. Brush twice during baking time with cold water.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 158 calories; 0.6 g fat; 32.8 g carbohydrates; 4.5 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 292 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This is a very easy and very healthy bread to make--a must for beginning bakers. I agree that there is probably more flour listed than necessary. Don't worry if you have some left over durin...

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I am a professional baker, and this bread was TERRIBLE! After reading the other reviews, I added an extra 1/2 T of both salt and sugar, but it was still horrible and way too salty. Like others, ...

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This is a very easy and very healthy bread to make--a must for beginning bakers. I agree that there is probably more flour listed than necessary. Don't worry if you have some left over durin...

You must allow the dough to rise twice, which makes the process very long. Also, kneading this bread is difficult because of the lack of water and the abundance of flour. But in the end, the bre...

I've been looking for just such a recipe for a long time! My husband grew up in a Cuban family and always praised the bread they served.

This is the recipe I have been looking for! The crust was awesome, the inside chewy--it was spectacular. Even the next day it was a fantastic flavor and texture. This will become a staple in my ...

I have made this bread a number of times and we always love it. The recipe is very simple but the result is wonderful.

OMG! I loved this bread! It took a long time to make (I made it at 2 in the morning- my baking hour!), but it was very easy and soooooo delicious! The only changes i made was adding a bit more w...

I thought this was a fabulous recipe. I cut it in half to make just one loaf, but left the sugar amt the same since we like a sweeter bread. I mixed/kneaded in my bread machine and the dough was...

I had NEVER baked bread before, but I grew up with a mother that made a lot. I was curious that the recipe didn't put the yeast in a little bowl with warm water first (since I saw my mother do i...

I am a professional baker, and this bread was TERRIBLE! After reading the other reviews, I added an extra 1/2 T of both salt and sugar, but it was still horrible and way too salty. Like others, ...