Rich and I have had a break machine for about two and a half years. Over that time, we’ve tried about half a dozen bread machine recipes, trying to find the perfect loaf that we wouldn’t get sick of eating every week. We tried it all in different variations: white bread, french loaf, multigrain, and wheat. This fall, we finally found the right recipe, and it happens to be an Outback Steakhouse copycat recipe. Who would have thought an American chain restaurant would have the recipe to our perfect loaf of bread?
If you’re expecting low carb or low cal bread, this is not the recipe for you. Also, if you don’t have a bread machine, no worries. I’ve included directions for both methods!
- 1.5 cups water
- 2 tbsp butter, softened (We use light butter.)
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 cups bread flour
- 2 cups wheat flour
- 1 tbsp baking cocoa
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 tsp instant coffee granules
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast
Cooking in the Oven
- Place all of the ingredients in the bread machine in the order listed, and process on dough setting. Add more flour slowly if the dough seems too wet. When dough is done, let it rise for 1 hour.
- Remove from pan, punch down, and divide into 8 portions. Form portions into tubular shaped loaves about 6-8 inches long, and 2 inches wide. (You can use loaf pans if you have them available.
- Place the loaves on 2 cookie sheets or use loaf pans if available. Cover and let rise for 1 hour.
- Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes. Slice thin and serve warm with butter.
Cooking in the Bread Machine
- Place all of the ingredients in the bread machine pan in the order indicated.
- Set the bread machine at the whole wheat setting. (Our machine bakes whole wheat loaves for 3 hours and 40 minutes.)
- At the end of the cycle, allow to cool for ~10 minutes and remove from pan. Slice thin and serve warm with butter.
Source: Modified from CD Kitchen
WeightWatchers® PointsPlus™: 5 per serving
*All nutritional info is estimated using MyFitnessPal.com. Actuals may differ based upon product brand.