Every time I post a bread recipe I tell you how much I love bread. Well, it’s that time again….I LOVE BREAD! OK now that’s out of my system, I wanted to try some recipes that got close to some breads out at restaurants that I like. It inspires me to see how close to the restaurant taste I can get. First up a bread similar to Outback Steakhouse. We don’t eat there often, probably once a year, but non the less they have excellent bread. I looked online for some copy cat recipes and kind of mixed them all and made my own and came up with what I call a sweet wheat bread. Don’t let the word sweet scare you off, it has a hint of sweet not an overwhelming dessert bread taste. Also, this bread taste best when served warm, so pop it in the oven to warm it up before dinner.

Sweet Wheat Bread

3 packets dry yeast

1 1/2 cups warm water, divided
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup dark molasses
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups whole wheat flour
3 cups all-purpose flour

Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water then stir in sugar. Let stand until bubbly.

Combine dissolved yeast, reaming water, molasses, salt, oil, and whole wheat flour in a large mixing bowl and beat using a dough hook until smooth.

Knead dough for 5 mintues. Place in a large bowl then cover with a damp cloth. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in size.

Punch dough down and divide in 2 large round loaves and place on a greased and cornmeal dusted cookie sheet. Cover with a damp cloth and allow to rise in a warm place until doubled in size.

Remove cloth and bake in a 375 degree F. oven for 30 minutes or until crust makes a hollow sound when tapped.

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