"This is a wonderful bread. So very easy to make but so good. I let the mixer and the dough hook do all the kneading for me and while I was worried that taking the easier route might prove disastrous it worked out great! My husband loved the bread and had several slices before dinner. I had made a Chimichurri to go along with it as a dipping sauce. Very tasty. My only recommendation is to remember that the water turns to steam when baking. Forgot about this and got a facial when I opened the door the first time!"
"I assure you I am not being ugly, but anyone that thinks this is a "traditional cuban bread" recipe has NEVER had real cuban bread. The biggest difference is the lack of shortening. truly authentic or traditional "pan cubano" (cuban bread) uses pork lard as shortening. It is also cooked in a dry oven - not one with a water/steam tray.
I am giving you 4 stars because this is certainly a bread recipe and sounds fine. However, this is NOT, by any stretch of the imagination, Cuban Bread."