Honey Wheat Bread. MMMMM

I have been on a bread making kick the past 48 hours. I am not real sure why but every now and then I do strange things like this. One recipe that I have been meaning to try is the copy cat recipe for Outback Steak House Honey Wheat bushman bread. THIS is the original link. But as you have learned I usually change things. 

So here is what I did:

1 1/2 c. of warm water
2 tbsp. of butter, softened and room temperature
1/2 c. of honey
4 c. all purpose flour (I didn't have wheat or bread flour in the house. It is better if you use at least partial bread flour)
1 tbsp. of cocoa
1 tbsp. of granulated sugar
1 tsp. of salt
2 1/4 tsp. of yeast, 1 package

Combine the water, honey, and the sugar in your bread machine bowl. Sprinkle the yeast over the mixture. Allow to 'bloom' for 5-10 minutes.

Combine the flour, cocoa, and salt in a separate mixing bowl and place on top of the water mixture.

Set the machine to the 'dough' setting.

Once the dough setting is complete divide the dough into 8 equal parts. Roll into balls and then roll into a log like loaf.

Allow to rise and double in size. Sprinkle with cornmeal if desired.

Bake at 385*. for 30 minutes. Check to see if the bread has a hollow-type sound when tapped. Bread is done when it is golden brown and sounds hollow.

MMMM spread with butter and try not to gain too much weight.

Photo by theskinimin / Anne Creative Commons

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