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I work at outback as well and this is def not the recipe for the bushman bread
I work at an Outback Steakhouse. The bread is a HONEY WHEAT bread and it has NO cocoa or coffee in it!!
Added a lot more flour both times I used this recipe. I skipped the coffee and the coco, and did all white flour because I didn't have wheat. THIS IS AMAZING BREAD!!
If you typically do not like coffee then leave out as the taste of coffee is overwhelming. I do not agree that this is the actual outback bread. Nothing Like IT!
I have the same exact recipe but wanted to add this for those who use a bread maker (if you want just copy and paste to "my notes")! Thanks for posting this!! *BREAD MACHINE* If using a bread machine, add all of the ingredients for the dough in the exact order listed into the pan of your machine. Set it on "knead" and when the machine begins to mix the dough, combine the food coloring with 1/4 cup water and drizzle it into the mixture as it combines. After the dough is created let it rise for an hour or so. Then remove it from the pan and go to step 8 on recipe.
I did this in the bread machine, and it turned out delicious, except the middle was sunken in. I omitted all that food coloring. The full recipe yielded one loaf, just about the size of an Outback loaf, and just as good, although a little lighter in color.
Tastes JUST like it! I used splenda and omitted the salt. BIIIIIIgG mistake on omitting the salt. I ended up with a flat, sticky ball of dough that was hard as heck to form into loaves. The baked loaves themselves were flat also. So I will not deduct any points for MY mess-up. The taste, however, is JUST like the Outback's! My family LOVED it! I used the food coloring and it's shade rivals the Outback's. Next time I do this recipe, I won't opmit the salt as I usualy do in recipes. Thank you MEAN CHEF for clarifying that for me.
Overall good recipe. VERY, VERY sticky, needs more flour and not sure why the coffee and cocoa is needed for the recipe, except for coloring. Did exactly and each time I removed the plastic wrap, bread sunk. Will try finding another as this is way too little flour in this one. Overall taste was very good though, bread was very flat.
Great bread! Tasted just like Outbacks. The only problem was it made a large amount. I may try to freeze some loafs for later. I didnt use the food coloring, and did have to add about 2/3 cups more flour to get the dough to "work". I also didnt have any cornmeal for dusting, so just used flour and it worked great. It didnt have that Outback look, but still tasted spot on. I also formed the dough in my bread machine, and then baked the loafs in the oven. Can't wait to make more!
We all thought this bread was excellent, and I will definitely make this again.. I cut the recipe in half and make 4 loaves with no problems. I used my bread machine to do the kneading, but I will acknowledge that there is a tip missing - you have to add flour as needed in order to get your dough to come together in a ball. And the amount will be different every day, depending on room temp and humidity.. Today I added I think about a cup additional flour in order for it to come together correctly. Oh - also, I didn't use the food coloring as suggested by Miller, (whom I believe got this recipe from Todd Wilbur), I used caramel coloring, and it worked out great! Caramel coloring is not hard to find in the supermarkets - it's marketed as Kitchen Bouquet..