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Review: Casino Bakery Cuban Bread

We don’t get to go to Tampa, FL as much as we’d like, but anytime we do, hubby insists on bringing home some Cuban bread. This is something his family adores! Cooper isn’t as crazy about Cuban sandwiches as Michael, but he loves a good grilled piece of Cuban Bread and a bowl of Spanish bean soup. We’ve tried a few different bakeries in Tampa, but this is by far the favorite one. We’ve had some Cuban families come here in our area and they use this same bakery to get food from. Also, we’ve had some families try to make this bread here. Unfortunately, this just isn’t something you can make here. I had one person tell me, from my favorite Cuban restaurant here that it doesn’t work because of altitude. I don’t know about all that jazz, but all that matters to me is getting a yummy piece of Cuban bread…and this is my preference. It freezes well and lasts 3-6 months in the freezer with no issues.

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3 thoughts on “Review: Casino Bakery Cuban Bread”

  1. I’ve heard the altitude statement as well. Once I went through a factory in Tampa, and the bread they were baking was all wrapped in banana leaves. I’d bet that’s what gives it the perfectly crunchy exterior- just like steam for French bread.
    I wonder if many corn husks could be used for the same kind of effect and if there are any adjustments that can be made for altitude.

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    1. There was this Cuban restaurant here, not Nico’s, but another. I can’t remember the name of it now…but anyway, she was from Miami. She bought all the things to make the bread here for her restaurant. We tried it…it just wasn’t the same. We didn’t like it at all. Something about the bread from Tampa just can’t be replicated. I don’t know, I’d be interested to know if corn husks could have the same effect.

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