Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Steakhouse Style Bread

This is a great recipe for the bread machine I got here at It makes a dark, sweet loaf that goes great with honey butter. I really love the taste and texture, however I've made this loaf twice and it doesn't rise that much. A couple people on AllRecipes complained about the same thing, but most people seemed to have an ok time with it. If you try this recipe and have the same issue, or don't, or know how to fix it please let me know! That being said I'll continue to make it and tweak it, if I find the cure I'll post it here.

*Tip: Make sure you add all ingredients in the order listed, and be sure to use exact measurements. Also, the water should be warm, 80 to 86 degrees F.

3/4 c. warm water
1 T butter, softened
1/4 c. honey (I used local honey)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. instant coffee granules (I used Best Yet)
1 T unsweetened cocoa powder
1 T white sugar
1 c. bread flour
1 c. whole wheat flour
1 1/4 tsp. bread machine yeast

Add ingredients one at a a time in the order listed.

The last ingredient is the bread machine yeast. It's important to not let the yeast touch the liquid ingredients so as not to activate it before the bread making has begun. To keep the yeast dry, make a small pocket in the side or top of the flour and carefully pour it into this pouch.

Carefully put the bread pan into the bread machine.

Use the basic setting, on my Sunbeam it is the first setting, then choose a light crust. The recipe doesn't specify what size loaf (much to some peoples dismay), I went ahead and used the 1.5lb option, yours might be 1lb and I think that will still be ok.

Try not to open the lid in your excitement.

When the cycle is finished follow your machines directions (mine say push stop and unplug the machine), use an oven mitt to carefully remove the pan from the machine. As you can see my loaf did not rise much. 

Carefully shake the bread pan upside down over a cooling rack to get the bread out, you may need to use a spatula. Let cool for 20 minutes and then slice with a bread knife. 

Like I said, even though it didn't rise as much as it should have it was still tasty! Serve with a little honey butter, a steak, maybe even a baked potato and you can have steakhouse night right in your own dining room!


  1. Oh yum! I know what steak house's bread that would be like :-)

  2. Let me know if you try it out and get yours to rise more! It's really tasty!


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