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New! Only $2.99! Pan de Agua Bread Mix. Limit 3

This is the popular white bread of the Caribbean--perfect for breakfast or sandwiches.

SKU: M134-1 ISBN:

Can I use this mix in my 1 pound capacity or 1.5 pound capacity bread machine?

We have designed our mixes specially for 2 lb capacity machines. However, you may still find success with 1.5 lb capacity machines. You may expect to see the top of the loaf touch the lid of the machine towards the end of the baking cycle. This may lead to imperfect baking in that one spot. The rest of the loaf should be fine. For 1 lb bread machines, we recommend only running the bread on the dough cycle and then transfer the dough to a pan for baking in a conventional oven. See packaging for more info.

Why do the directions ask me to use a thermometer?

Yeast is very sensitive to heat and other environmental factors. We have tested and designed our mixes to find the sweet spot for yeast activity to get the best rise. Even just a few degrees off on water temperature can make a big impact on the quality of your bread. Measuring the temperature of your water accurately is the best way to ensure consistently successful bread baking.

I followed the directions exactly and I see had a problem with my bread? What can I do?

Sometimes bread issues happen. We are happy to help. Send us a picture of the back packaging off your bread mix to our email at customerservice@preparedpantry.com. Include all the details of what happened and a picture of the failed bread loaf.

Should I adjust my mix for high altitudes?

We don't recommend making any changes to the mix for high altitudes. We have tested our mixes in a variety of locations and have fine tuned each mix to be the best product possible.

I don't have a bread machine or a stand-type mixer. Can I still make this bread in my oven?

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Serving Size 1/15 loaf (35g mix)

Calories 120

Total Fat 0.5g, 1%
Saturated Fat 0g, 0%
- Trans Fat 0g
Sodium 310mg, 14%
Cholesterol 0mg, 0%
Total Carbohydrate 25g, 9%
- Dietary Fiber 1g, 3%
- Total Sugars 2g
-- Added Sugars 1g, 2%
Protein 4g

Vitamin D 0mcg, 0%
Calcium 0mg, 0%
Iron 1.5mg, 9%
Potassium 5mg, 0%

Ingredients: Enriched wheat flour (wheat flour,
malted barley flour, niacin, iron, thiamin
mononitrate, riboflavin, and folic acid), sugar, salt, natural and artificial flavors, yeast, and dough conditioner (enriched wheat flour, sodium stearoyl lactylate, Contains less than 2% of soybean oil, ascorbic acid, enzymes, L-Cysteine Hydrochloride.

  • What does pan de agua taste like? It has a slight sourdough taste to it, not nearly like a full sourdough bread but more character and taste than a grocery store loaf.
  • What's this bread like? It's a creamy-white loaf with a lightly crackly crust. The interior is creamy and soft.
  • Will my kids like it? Kids like white bread, and the crust is not so hard as to put them off.
  • Can I make it round or long? Both. We'll give you directions below. You can also bake it in a bread pan or use your bread machine. If you use a bread machine, you'll need a 2-pound machine.
  • Why is the water temperature important? The ideal temperature for yeast is 79 degrees. That's where yeast grows best. 
  • Is it sweet at all? Not really, pleasant, but not sweet.
  • What do I need to add? Only water.
  • It says "no preservatives."  We add nothing except a touch of dough enhancer to help the yeast grow.  Without preservatives, it won't last forever. If you're not going to use it in four or five days, freeze the extra.

 

Pan de agua is the "water bread" loved throughout the Caribbean. It makes a great sandwich bread but is commonly used as a breakfast bread. The shape varies by country, but in each country, it's creamy white, lightly crispy on the outside, soft and white on the inside, and very lightly sourdough.

Recommended Sandwiches

pan de agua carmelized onion and roast beef sandwich

Caramelized Onion and Roast Beef Sandwich on Pan de Agua Bread

cuban sandwich

Classic Cuban Sandwich on Pan de Agua Bread

 

Garlic bread using pan de agua

Roast garlic bread made from pan de agua

Once the garlic is roasted, you can make this garlic bread in 15 minutes. To roast the garlic, wrap it in foil and put it in the oven. 

With this article, you'll learn how to:

  • Roast the garlic 
  • Store the roasted garlic in the freezer or refrigerator
  • Make roasted garlic oil for dipping (A Johnny Carino knock-off recipe)
  • Make the toasted garlic bread

 

The sandwiches shown here were made with bread from the bread machine.  You can also make this bread in the oven, see "How to Make Bread in the Oven in Three Easy Steps."

The bread shown in the attached article was baked in a bread pan.  You can also bake a long loaf or round loaf on a baking sheet.

 

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Whether it's for breakfast or an authentic sandwich, your family or friends will fall in love with what you make.
 

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