Outback Steakhouse Bread

by Alyona's Cooking
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Outback Steakhouse bread is the signature bread served at the Outback Restaurant! Served on a cutting board with whipped butter these dark molasses rolls will compliment your steak dinner! This recipe makes 12 rolls just like the restaurant!

If you’re not familiar with the Outback Steakhouse menu, it’s a steakhouse chain Restaurant with many dinner entrees to choose from including there delicious Alice Springs chicken! Mostly known for it’s meaty steak menu, the complimentary rolls may take the spotlight of your dinner!

Dinner at the Outback Steakhouse resulted in asking for the name of this bread and an employee, simply answered “Honey wheat bread”. So with molasses or honey wheat bread taking the title, the dark rich color in these rolls come from simple pantry ingredients. Molasses and honey both work as sweeteners in the dough and the dark cocoa will intensify the dark color. These steak rolls make the perfect copycat recipe and a dozen homemade rolls can come in so handy and efficient!

What is Outback Steakhouse bread like?

Outback steakhouse bread is a dark brown roll typically served with whipped butter. It’s shape resembles a small grinder roll and these dark rolls are semi-sweet.

Can you freeze this Outback copycat bread?

Yes, you can freeze this outback bread! Just under-bake the rolls by 3 minutes and cool completely before freezing into air-tight bags.

What pairs well with Outback bread?

Since Outback Steakhouse rolls are semi-sweet something like a peppery steak will pair nicely. However, try avoiding super sweet entrees and stick to meaty or vegetable like dinner options that won’t be overwhelmingly sweet when paired.

How is Outback Bread so dark?

Molasses and dark cocoa are the main darkening agents for this Copycat Outback Bread recipe, however I have read of carmel food coloring or a mixture of food dyes used in commercial bread making. Using pantry ingredients are a better alternative to food dyes if you ask me.

 

How to make Outback Steakhouse Bread:

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixture, dissolve the yeast and 1 Tbsp of sugar in warm water until mixture gets foamy.
  2. Whisk in the honey, brown sugar, egg and molasses.
  3. Sift in the remaining dry ingredients and knead 10 min over low speed.
  4. Divide the dough into 2 equal parts. Cut each part into 6 equal pieces and form 6-7″ long narrow rolls.
  5. Dredge each roll into some cornmeal and then transfer each roll onto a well greased pan. Allow dough to poof until doubled in size (apprx. 45 min-1 hr in a warm place.)
  6. Bake in a pre-heated 380°F oven for 15 minutes.

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4.34 from 9 votes

Outback Steakhouse Bread

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 292kcal
Author: Alyona's Cooking
Outback Steakhouse bread is the signature bread served at the Outback Restaurant! Served on a cutting board with whipped butter these dark molasses rolls will compliment your steak dinner! This recipe makes 12 rolls just like the restaurant!
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups water warm
  • 2 Tbsp dry yeast
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp molasses
  • 1 1/2 cups wheat flour
  • 2 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 2 Tbsp Hershey's Dark Cocoa
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup Cornmeal for dredging

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a stand mixture, dissolve the yeast and 1 Tbsp of sugar in warm water until mixture gets foamy.
  • Whisk in the honey, brown sugar, egg and molasses.
  • Sift in the remaining dry ingredients and knead 10 min over low speed. 
  • Divide the dough into 2 equal parts. Cut each part into 6 equal pieces and form 6-7" long narrow rolls. 
  • Dredge each roll into some cornmeal and then transfer each roll onto a well greased pan. Allow dough to poof until doubled in size (apprx. 45 min-1 hr in a warm place.) 
  • Bake in a pre-heated 380°F oven for 15 minutes. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1.8mg
Nutrition Facts
Outback Steakhouse Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 205mg9%
Potassium 160mg5%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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15 comments

Sheena Mitchell February 16, 2020 - 5:26 am

Does this recipe require 2 tablespoons of yeast? Or the standard 2 1/4 tsp packet of yeast?

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Alyona's Cooking February 17, 2020 - 6:52 am

Hi Sheena, I buy my dry yeast in bulk so I go by the measuring spoons. However, 1 standard packet is equivalent to 1 tablespoon so use two packets.

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Beverly Franklin Atkinson February 6, 2020 - 2:35 pm

When you say “wheat flour” do you mean whole wheat flour (the healthier stuff)? Does it change the bread if I use all bread flour?

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Alyona's Cooking February 8, 2020 - 5:56 am

Hi Beverly, yes wheat flour would be whole wheat flour. There will be a different outcome if all what flour would be used since bread flour has a higher gluten content effecting the texture of bread.

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Paul January 19, 2020 - 9:00 am

Can I freeze the dough and bake it later?

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Alyona's Cooking January 19, 2020 - 5:08 pm

Hi Paul, If you would like to freeze the dough then double the yeast. Freezing unbaked dough can kill some of the yeast and I wouldn’t recommend it being frozen for too long unless it’s a deep freezer.

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Cephus January 13, 2020 - 1:25 pm

What size pan can I use?

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Alyona's Cooking January 13, 2020 - 1:29 pm

Hi Cephus, you could use two half sheet baking pans which would be 11×18-inches approx.

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Alyona's Cooking November 27, 2019 - 7:04 pm

Thank you Geno, I have edited the flour proportion.

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Deb November 22, 2019 - 6:37 am

Could this recipe be used in a bread machine?

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Alyona's Cooking November 22, 2019 - 6:58 am

Hi Deb, haven’t tried so

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Lisa Swihart November 4, 2019 - 12:45 pm

I am really excited to give this recipe a try because I love this bread at Outback Steakhouse but we don’t have one near where we live. But I am going to ask a really stupid question……when you say dredge in cornmeal, does that just mean roll it around in cornmeal?

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Alyona's Cooking November 5, 2019 - 10:54 am

Hi Lisa, when I refer to dredge I mean lightly dip it into cornmeal.It just gives the rolls that speckled crust. Let me know how it goes for you…

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jessica May 10, 2019 - 2:29 pm

Would premium cocoa natural dutched blend work for this recipe? Thanks

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Alyona's Cooking May 11, 2019 - 8:15 am

Any cocoa powder could probably work but Hershey’s Dark cocoa powder is darker then the regular kind

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