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Cuban Key Lime Bread

Cuban Key Lime Bread is a popular bread in Cuba. It is a type of sweet bread that uses key lime juice as one of the ingredients. The bread is often eaten as a dessert, and it is also sometimes served with coffee.

cuban key lime bread

What is Cuban Key Lime Bread?

Cuban Key lime bread is a delicious, fluffy quick bread made with fresh key limes, buttermilk, and vanilla extract. This sweet and tangy bread is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as a snack!

The History of Cuban Key Lime Bread

It is believed that Cuban Key Lime Bread originated in the town of Ybor City, which is located in Tampa, Florida. The bread was first made by Cuban immigrants who settled in Ybor City in the late 19th century.

How is Cuban Key Lime Bread made?

Cuban Key Lime Bread is made with key lime juice, flour, sugar, eggs, and butter. The bread is typically baked in a loaf pan.

Ingredients Used

  • 1⁄3 c unsalted sweet cream butter (room temp)
  • 1 c granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated lime zest
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime Key juice
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 11⁄2 tsp baking powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1⁄2 c sweet cream buttermilk

How to Make Coconut Bread

  1. Add butter, sugar, and eggs to a large mixing bowl. With an electric mixer cream the butter,
  2. sugar and eggs together until it becomes a light color and the mixture is fluffy.
  3. Continue to blend while adding in the lime juice, zest, and vanilla.
  4. Set aside.
  5. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a second bowl.
  6. Slowly begin adding the one-third of the flour mixture to the buttermilk mixture.
  7. After each addition of the flour mixture, add in one-third of the buttermilk.
  8. Continue to mix until all ingredients are blended.
  9. Scoop the mixture into the prepared loaf pan.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.
  11. (Check to make sure the bread is baked by inserting a toothpick in the center of the loaf.)
  12. Once baked, remove the loaf from the oven.
  13. Set the bread while still in the loaf pan on a counter to cool for 15 minutes.
cuban key lime bread

Storage Options for Cuban Key Lime Bread

  • Fridge: Cuban Key Lime Bread can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Freezer: Cuban Key Lime Bread can also be frozen. When stored in the freezer, the bread will last for up to 2 months.
  • Thawing Instructions: When you are ready to eat the bread, thaw it overnight in the fridge or at room temperature.
  • Reheating Instructions: Cuban Key Lime Bread can be reheated in the oven or microwave.

What to Serve with Cuban Key Lime Bread

Cuban Key Lime Bread is often served as a dessert, and it is also sometimes served with coffee. The bread can also be served with butter, cream cheese, or jam.

What is the difference between a key lime and regular lime?

Key limes are smaller and more tart than regular limes. They are also yellow-green in color, while regular limes are green.

Can I use regular lime juice in this recipe?

Yes, you can use regular lime juice in this recipe. However, the flavor will be slightly different since key limes are more tart than regular limes.

What can I do with the leftover lime zest?

The zest of the lime is the colored part of the peel. It is high in citrus oils and has a strong flavor. There are many uses for lime zest, such as adding it to baked goods or using it as a garnish.

Variation Options for Key Lime Bread

There are a few different ways that you can vary the recipe for Cuban Key Lime Bread.

  • One option is to add raisins or other dried fruits to the bread.
  • Another option is to add nuts, such as walnuts or pecans.
  • You could also try adding shredded coconut to the bread.

No matter how you choose to vary the recipe, Cuban Key Lime Bread is a delicious and popular bread that is sure to be a hit with your family and friends.

Cuban Key Lime Bread

Cuban Key Lime Bread

Cuban Key Lime Bread is a popular bread in Cuba. It is a type of sweet bread that uses key lime juice as one of the ingredients. The bread is often eaten as a dessert, and it is also sometimes served with coffee.

Ingredients

  • 1⁄3 c unsalted sweet cream butter (room temp)
  • 1 c granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated lime zest
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime Key juice
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 11⁄2 tsp baking powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1⁄2 c sweet cream buttermilk
  • 3⁄4 C powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp fresh squeezed Key lime juice
  • 1⁄2 c toasted coconut
  • 2 tbsp fresh grated lime zest

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
    2. Prep loaf pan with nonstick baking spray
    3. Add butter, sugar, and eggs to a large mixing bowl. With an electric mixer cream the butter, sugar and eggs together until it becomes a light color and the mixture is fluffy.
    4. Continue to blend while adding in the lime juice, zest and vanilla. Set aside.
    5. Whisk together the flour,baking powder, and salt in a second bowl.
    6. Slowly begin adding the one third of the flour mixture to the buttermilk mixture.
    7. After each addition of the flour mixture, add in one third of the buttermilk.
    8. Continue to mix until all ingredients are blended.
    9. Scoop the mixture into the prepared loaf pan.
    10. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.
    11. Once baked, remove the loaf from the oven.
    12. Set the bread while still in the loaf pan on a counter to cool for 15 minutes.
    13. Add the powdered sugar and lime juice in a bowl. Beat until creamy.
    14. Drizzle the glaze over warm bread.
    15. Sprinkle toasted coconut over the glaze.
    16. Top with freshly grated lime zest.
    17. Set aside until the glaze has set.
    18. Slice and serve.

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