Prep 2 hrs
Cook 25 mins
You know that bread they serve at Outback Steakhouse? Well, topsecretrecipes.com has got the recipe pretty close. If you want the exact color, you will have to use food coloring, but the taste is very good. Serve warm with whipped butter.
- 1 1⁄2 cups warm water
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1⁄2 cup honey
- 2 cups bread flour
- 1 2⁄3 cups wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon cocoa
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons instant coffee
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 1⁄4 teaspoons yeast (1 pkg.)
- cornmeal, for the top
- Place all ingredients in a bread machine in the order listed above and use the dough setting.
- When it is done, let it rise for about an hour.
- When the dough is twice its original size, punch it down and split it into rolls.
- If you want authentic Outback size, make about 8 tubular loaves.
- I prefer to make 12 rolls.
- The dough is sticky, so make sure you use a well-floured cookie sheet and plenty of flour on your hands.
- Sprinkle the entire surface of the loaves with cornmeal and then let them rise again.
- Bake for 20-24 minutes at 350.
Fantastic! I added 1 cup of ground flax seed - and in return for this wonderful recipe I offer the best bread machine tip you'll ever have: add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to your liquid ingredients in the bread machine - it will not affect the flavour but it will make any recipe lighter and rise higher. I got this tip off a bag of Robin Hood bread flour and urge everyone to try it and see the difference. Again - THANK YOU - for an aabsolutely fabulous bread recipe!
Wonderful aroma, taste, and texture! I made this based on Chef#8629's recommendation for Top Favorites of 2008 Game. I made as posted except I did use regular ground coffee b/c we do not drink instant and I did not use any cornmeal. As you can see from my photo my loaves are very dark b/c I did not add more bread flour and haven't eaten at the Outback in years so am unsure if they are suppose to be this dark. My dough was not too sticky-southern Arizona is dry, but maybe if I was back in Wisconsin it would be different. Thank you SJG3483 for posting! Update on Aug. 2, 2009--Made these again and correctly, they were not as dark so the first time I must have doubled the cocoa. Oops! They looked like Bayhill's photo.
One of our favorites! I increase wheat flour to 2 cups. For darker color, use dark chocolate cocoa powder available in any grocery; I don't use any other coloring but do increase the cocoa to anywhere from 1 1/2 to 2 TBS. As far as the instant coffee: I keep a box of the individual serving packets on hand and use one of those. We actually like this flavor better than Outback's because we prefer the honey rather than molasses flavor. Rave reviews from anyone who has tasted this delicious bread.