Cuban Bread

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For the starter:


1/2 cup warm water


1/2 cup flour


1/2 teaspoon dry active yeast


– mix well and refrigerate overnight



For the dough:


1 package active dry yeast
2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 cup warm water


– mix and let stand 15 minutes


– add starter from day before (reserve 1/4 cup if you want to keep your starter going), plus:


3 tablespoons lard
2 teaspoons fine salt


about 3 cups flour, or as needed (I used 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour


and 1 1/2 cups bread flour)
water to spray tops of loaves


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