- Ultra airy loaves
- Ideal for pan con tomate
- Two loaves, about 16 inches long
- Par-baked in Lugo, Galicia
- Bake in 10 minutes
- Size - 1.25 pounds - 2 loaves
These delicate, airy loaves of bread are exceptionally light and crunchy. After ten minutes in your oven you will have freshly baked bread, ready for Spanish classics like pan con tomate or a bocadillo sandwich with jamón.
The thin, crisp crust of this bread surrounds a miraculous center filled with airy holes, and an elastic satisfying texture. The closest bread to our Barra Cantábrica is the famous Pan Cristal from Barcelona, which is so delicate that we had to stop offering it - it would break into pieces en route! Our Cantábrica bread is from a heartier Galician stock, very airy but not so fragile that it can't be shipped.
The secret to this amazing bread begins with the bakery in Galicia. Special local flour is kneaded with a portion of the previous batch of dough, passing on the authentic local yeast that makes the bread so airy and crunchy. In fact, the current "madre" traces its lineage back to the 1950s when the bakery first opened!
Barra Cantábrica bread is ideal for pan con tomate, the treasured breakfast bread rubbed with ripe tomatoes and garlic, and often topped with jamón. It is also excellent for a Spanish bocadillo sandwich - simply drizzle the bread with olive oil and fill with slices of Manchego cheese or sliced Serrano ham.
Our bread from Galicia is very easy to prepare. Just pop this partially baked bread into an oven preheated to 400 degrees, and bake for 10 minutes. Your house will fill with the aroma of great bread, ready to be served hot and crusty.
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"Served one loaf and froze the other and had that at a later date. It was very good heated in the oven."
Donna - El Mirage , AZ - Jul 24, 2017
"Perfect texture - extraordinary flavor"
Paul - Providence, RI - May 8, 2017
"This bread was delicious as well, especially with the Serrano Ham and egg omelette, etc.. "
Fulvia Matthews - Goshen, NY - Apr 16, 2017
"Good but not as good as 'el pan gallego'"
Xago - sugar Land, TX - Dec 11, 2016
Xanthippe - Brunswick, ME - Dec 4, 2016
"Very surprised by how fresh and light it tasted."
MICHAEL MILLER - ABILENE, TX - Jun 26, 2016
"Incredibly good for a shipped bread...toasting loaf in oven is a must to bring out the flavors. "
Porto a Porto - hazelwood, MO - May 1, 2016
"I love this bread. It's beautiful airy and on the flatter side which makes it lovely for Bocadillo's and various other sandwiches and canapés. I make sure I have it on hand as often as possible. Living alone, having it partially baked allows me to keep it frozen and just slice off a half loaf at a time making it fresh each and every time..."
Lucretia McD - Galloway, NJ - Apr 7, 2016
"this bread is very good ,the bocadillos are the bestttttttt,delicious..."
MARIA TAYLOR - HAMPTON, VA - Feb 7, 2016
" This Bread, when toasted, was wonderful with the torta Del cesar pcheese spread. "
Brenda Lewis - SHELBY TOWNSHIP - Dec 29, 2015
"I have bought La Tienda bread many times, and tried this new airy loaf...it is good but unfortunately, it has food allergens listed which none of the other breads ever had so I cannot share it with my g/daughter who must steer clear of harmful allergens. I won't be ordering it again bc of this. I will keep buying the other loaves."
Joanne Schryver - Shirley, NY - Dec 16, 2015
"1st time trying this bread. It's very good making bocadillos."
robert butter - memphis, TN - Nov 8, 2015