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OOoooo look! It's snowing! Well, there's one thing I can guarantee... It's
probably not snowing in CUBA! Today's recipe treat hails from the island of
This is definitely not an Atkins-friendly recipe, but with the winter still in full-swing, we all need a few extra pounds of insulation to keep us warm! Besides, I'm a total carb-addict so I apologize for not finding Atkins recipes for you all!
Here's Cuba! Isn't it pretty?
Jose Marti, who formed the Cuban Revolutionary Party in 1892, became a martyr in the first battle with the Spanish in 1895 riding to his death into the enemy lines.
Cuba is the world's largest sugar exporter.
The US Hershey chocolate company owned a large sugar plantation in Cuba.
The Tropicana, a very famous nightclub, was opened over fifty years ago in Havana.
Before the Revolution, the Mafia ran many of Cuba's hotels and casinos.
he Americans have a Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay on the southern end of Cuba, leased until the year 2033.
After the Revolution university students worked in the community to improve literacy. All Cuban towns have libraries.
Western popular music was banned in the 1960s.
Free medical care is available for all Cuban citizens.
Cuba is world famous for its cigars such as Monte Cristo, Romeo y Julietta and Cohiba.
Bicycles are a popular form of transport.
Cuba is a "living museum" of 1950s American Cadillacs and Chevrolets,
etc. which have been kept running since the Revolution because no new US cars
can be imported.
The KU Libraries Diversity Committee
Cuban Water bread
This recipe is from my mom. Makes a very crusty bread.
You can substitute half of the flour amount with whole
wheat flour. Makes 2 loaves (24 servings).
Printed from Allrecipes, Submitted by Sandy
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
2 cups warm water (110
degrees F/45 degrees C)
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 tablespoon salt
8 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon cornmeal
1 tablespoon sesame seeds (optional)
2 tablespoons cold water
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 knive.
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.
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Calories: 158 Total Fat: 0.6g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 292mg Total Carbohydrates: 32.8g Dietary Fiber: 1.3g Protein: 4.5g