Monday, April 23, 2012

Outback "Bushman" Bread

The bread from Outback is often overshadowed by Red Lobster's * Cheddar Bay Biscuits *. It may take more effort than the biscuits, but it is still well worth the work.

Add 2 teaspoons of granulated sugar and 1 package (2 1/4teaspsoons) yeast to1 1/4 cup warm water.
2 cups bread flour and 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour.
1 tablespoon cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
Here's a peek at how the yeast foams after a few minutes
2 tablespoons butter, softened. Ok, so I usually nuke mine in the microwave because I am impatient. Soo mine is usually softly melted..
After combining all the dry ingredients, make a well in the center.
In the center add 1/4 cup of honey
And 2 tablespoons of molasses.
To get the rich color of the bread, add 1 1/4 teaspoons of red food coloring, 1 teaspoon of yellow, and 1 teaspoon of blue to the yeast and sugar mixture.
Pour the yeast mixture in the well in the center of your flour.
Start mixing and incorporating the dry ingredients from the inside out.
Not long after it starts to get real doughy, you'll have to start kneading the dough by hand.
Once kneaded, form the dough into a ball and set it somewhere warm for 1-1 1/2 hours
It will have doubled after the time elapsed. If it hasnt doubled, you may need to start over because the yeast may not have activated correctly.
Separate dough into 6 even portions.
May be kinda silly, but its nice to actually have something made/produced here in town.
Lay out a little corn meal onto your work surface. Roll your 6 portions into mini-loaves.

Rub a little water on the bottom and gently roll in the corn meal.

Carefully tap off excess corn meal.

Arrange your loaves on your baking sheet

Cover with plastic wrap and set in a warm place for another hour.

Uncover- they will have risen a little more- and bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

They may not look exactly like at the restaurant...
But they sure eat the same =)

Happy Eatin'!



  1. Nom, nom! I'm actually not well acquainted with Outback but these look great!

    1. Its great. I just get their simple grilled bbq chicken (surprise, right?! lol) but it is always good. They have the blooming onion that they're famous for and that's on my agenda too!