Outback Steakhouse – Honey Wheat Bread

May 9, 2017
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Outback Steakhouse – Honey Wheat Bread

Fond are the memories I have of eating at Outback Steakhouse – Honey Wheat Bread in my teenage and adolescent years. Growing up there was one restaurant that my parents indulged in and that was Outback. Our experiences at restaurants were limited due to the fact that my mom cooked every night and prided herself on giving us healthy homemade meals. We also avoided gong to restaurants frequently since they knew how unhealthy it was and because they were very frugal parents. I can’t help but think of my dad when Outback comes to mind because he loved everything about that place. His most favorite food item that come the moment the last was consumed was the warm and soft honey-wheat bread. Paired with whipped and creamy butter it was surely a match made in heaven, in your mouth.

So Many Years Later

Time has flown by. My dad passed away last October. I hadn’t been to an Outback Steakhouse in years until my brother and his wife gave us a gift card to go. My sons, especially and my eldest Jacob, loved the bread so much that he asked if there was a way for me to make it at home. Of course, anytime I hear my boys ask for anything food related I go out of my way to please and over-deliver. I found a few recipes, tested them out and this is the best one as it is truly identical to the bread served at Outback. My dad would’ve loved these and would’ve been truly proud. This one is for you dad!

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Outback Steakhouse – Honey Wheat Bread

Ingredients

2 ½ c warm water 100°-110°F
1/4 c vegetable oil
2 T caramel color
1/2 c honey
3 ½ c whole-wheat flour
2 T cocoa
2 T active dry yeast
1 tsp salt
2-3 c bread flour

Prepare

1.In the bowl of a stand mixer fitter with a dough hook, stir together water, oil, caramel color, and honey until mixed well.

2.Add wheat flour to water mixture.

3.Add cocoa, yeast, and salt, and stir until blended.

4.Allow mixture sit for 10 minutes.

5.Stir in bread flour, one cup at a time, until dough clings to hook and almost clears the sides of mixer, about 3-4 minutes.

6.Cover bowl with greased plastic wrap.

7.Allow dough to rise in the bowl until doubled, about 30-60 minutes.

8.Divide into 2 pieces.

9.Cover each piece with greased plastic wrap, and let dough rest for 5 minutes.

10.Place each loaf in a greased 9×5-inch loaf pan.

11.Let dough rise until doubled, about 30-60 minutes.

12.Toward the end of the rising time, preheat oven to 350 F.

13.Bake at for 30-40 minutes.

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author: Teresa Gonzalez

<p>Teresa is a South Florida native who is a photographer that also has a passion for food. She’s a seeker of sunshine, lazy days at the beach, and exquisite food.</p>

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    lisa @ garlicandzest.comAugust 16, 2015

    What a cool idea! I must say, I’m glad you didn’t make the cones – I was feeling singularly unaccomplished!

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    lisa @ garlicandzest.comOctober 14, 2015

    congratulations! so happy for you and your family!

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    MargaretNovember 18, 2015

    Hello Teresa, I am so very excited to try your cider bourbon glazed turkey, however the recipe states you have included your own cider bourbon glaze recipe “below”…but it is not there. Would you please send it to me? My William sonoma is out. Thank you have a wonderful thanksgiving! Margaret

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    anna kraft heinOctober 8, 2017

    Hi Teresa! I’m in the same boat as Margaret! Where is the cider bourbon recipe? I don’t see it, either. Can’t wait to try!

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