Pan Cubano

Cuban Bread

Preparation info
  • Makes


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Eating Cuban

By Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs

Published 2006

  • About

When she was growing up in Las Villas, Juanita Plana remembers that the top of each warm, fragrant loaf from the local panaderia was decorated with a single palm leaf. There are two traditional kinds of bread in Cuba, pan de agua (water bread), made with just yeast, flour, salt, and water, and pan de manteca (lard bread), which has melted lard added for moisture. Both are tender and fluffy on the inside and crusty on the outside. Pan de agua is the Cuban bread mo