Thursday, February 21, 2019

Outback Steakhouse Bread ABM Copycat

The recipe for Outback Steakhouse Bread seems to be going around. I found it on friend, Linda’s, blog, My Sew Called Quilts. There are a variety of adaptations of this delicious bread, so I decided to add my own by coming up with an ABM (Automatic Bread Machine) variety. If you don’t own a bread machine, get one! I suggest this one, that is a dream to use and economically priced. It is so much easier to just dump ingredients into the bread machine and walk away, than it is to get out the heavy stand mixer, switch attachments midway through, and then have to deal with cleanup.
I had made this bread the week before dad passed away, hoping to take a loaf to him. He would have loved it. Make some for yourself, and share with the ones you love.
Outback Steakhouse Bread ABM Copycat
Adapted from My Sew Called Quilts

1 cup warm water
2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
3 tablespoons
3 tablespoons
1 large egg
2 cups
whole wheat flour
2 cups bread flour
1 heaping tablespoon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon espresso powder
1 tablespoon yeast

Place ingredients into the work bowl of your bread machine (I have this one.) in the order suggested by the manufacturer. (I have listed the ingredients in the order suggested by mine.) Set machine on “dough” setting and press “start.”  When machine has completed the dough making process (usually 90 minutes), Place dough in greased bowl and cover; let rise until doubled, an hour or more. Shape into rounds or rolls and let rise until doubled, 45 minutes or more. Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes for loaves or 20 minutes for rolls.

Makes about 3 medium-size rounds or 16 rolls.
I made three loaves. You can make loaves, one big loaf, or a pan of rolls.

I decided to make cuts in the top of two of the loaves as an experiment.

I loved the way the cut loaves looked.

Another fabulous (and fabulously easy) bread for the bread machine is this Holiday Bread.

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Alycia Nichols said...

Mmmmm!!!!😋 I JUST gave my bread machine away a few weeks ago. Believe it or not, I find it easier to use my Kitchen Aid!!!!!! That bread machine always baffled me, so I rarely made it. Now that I started using that mixer...making bread, donuts, rolls, the works!!! Weird! I’m still fascinated by this recipe. I LOVE Outback Steakhouse (what’s not to love?!!) and oftennfill up on the bread and/or Blooming Onion before my entrée arrives!🤣 I think they’re actually selling loaves of this bread in grocery stores now, but I’d much rather make it hot and fresh. Cocoa powder. So THAT’S what gives it that flavor!!!!!!!!

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

I have never had a bread machine, but this sure looks good! I'm going to have to look for a version that can be made without a bread machine since I'm out of room for more kitchen gadgets!!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I haven't been to Outback Steakhouse since before my late beloved hubby passed away. I always loved their bread, and will have to try the recipe. I don't have my bread machine any more, but use my KA mixer. Hope you're doing ok, Pattie.

Tanza Erlambang said...

yummy... look delicious.
have a great weekend

Linda said...

I love the way it looks with the slashes! Great addition of the espresso powder, I will have to try that. Save the end piece for me!
I'm sorry you didn't get to share this with your Dad. :(