Cuban Bread - Any Cuban style dish is best accompanied by the unique style of bread native to the island and its many expatriate communities in Florida. The shape and texture of Cuban bread helps it hold up to sauces and makes for a perfect sandwich platform. The lard helps to create a crisp crust and tender interior that cements its unmistakable identity.
This is the best recipe I have ever tried for Cuban bread. I lived in Key West, FL for a time and could get bread fresh in the bakery. When I moved back to SD it was NO WHERE!!!! I had to make my own. I found this recipe on the King Arthur website and have used it ever since.
If made right, this is my favorite ... major "go to" Cuban comfort food ever. I can't get enough of these because the flavor is so outrageously good. With this sandwich, the flavor profile just dances in your mouth. Not a boring sandwich here ... I can eat one any minute of the day and then still want another one! I recommend you make it or eat it with authentic Cuban bread!