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Copy Cat Recipe: Outback Bread & Honey Butter

by Holly Duce on March 26, 2015

This post may contain affiliate links. Mommies with Cents receives free products for review purposes and may sometimes be compensated for posts but all opinions expressed are 100% my own. See Mommies With Cents disclosure policy for more details.Outback Bread

 

 

Outback Steakhouse is mine and my hubby’s favorite place to eat out at without the kids.  We love everything from the warm delicious bread they bring you to snack on to the bacon cheese fries and of course, the steak.  When I came across a recipe for a copy cat of the bread I had high hopes for enjoying it at home whenever our little hearts desired.  I was not disappointed!  It came out fantastic and with the help of a bread maker, it couldn’t get much easier!

The recipe came from Momcaster:

1/2 cup water
1/2 cup brewed coffee
1/2 cup evaporated milk warmed to 100 degrees
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup honey
2 1/4 cups bread flour
2 1/4 cups wheat flour
1 tablespoon cocoa
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon molasses
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 teaspoons bread machine yeast

Outback bread

I use a Panasonic bread machine.  It hasn’t ruined a loaf yet!  In fact, I am amazed at every perfect loaf it turns out.  I really liked this Pepperoni Cheese Bread recipe too.  The bread maker’s directions call for wet ingredients first, the dry.  Just dump them all in except for the yeast which goes in the yeast dispenser on top of the machine.  Use the settings for sweet bread then find something to occupy your time.  It’s going to feel like forever until you get a taste of that sweet bread but trust me, it will be worth it!outback bread

This bread is SO good warm with some honey butter.  I just add some honey to a cube of butter and whip it together.  How much honey will depend on how you like it!  Just keep adding until it tastes good to you!  Be prepared to make a second loaf because this one will get gobbled up in record time!

bread box

I used to keep bread in our pantry but then I started leaving it out on the counter because it gets used so much and I’m lazy.  If anyone was coming over, I’d put it away so the counter wouldn’t look cluttered but now I have a bread box and I love it!  The Francois et Mimi Roll-Top Stainless Steel Bread Box matches my toaster and looks great on the counter.  It’s large enough for a full loaf of bread plus some!  The lid rolls very smoothly so it’s easy to open and close to have access to your bread or hide it away quickly.  Don’t tell anyone but I actually stash treats in behind the bread sometimes.  The kids will never look there so I don’t have to share!

bread box

I love the stainless steel look of the breadbox.  It goes really nicely with everything in our kitchen.  It’s perfect for holding our bread, bagels, english muffins and more, storing them neatly out of sight right where we need them!

If you don’t have a breadbox, I highly suggest having one!  They are really convenient while keeping things classy. AND, it’s only $19.95!

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homemade lemonade

I know it’s not even quite spring yet but the sunshine has me itching for summer and a tall glass of cold lemonade.  I bought a bag of lemons the other day and decided to make homemade lemonade.  There’s really nothing quite like fresh squeezed lemonade and it’s really easy to make too.  And then I got to thinking — what about gourmet flavored lemonade?  How fun would that be for a summer party?  So I tested out a few recipes using Young Living Essential Oils and the results were amazing!

First, start with your basic lemonade.  Here’s the recipe I used:

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup sugar
1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 6 lemons)

DIRECTIONS

Combine 1/2 cup water with 1/2 cup sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil stirring occasionally until the sugar is dissolved then let cool.

Mix the cooled syrup with the lemon juice and 2.5-3 cups of water to taste.

This lemonade is delicious as is but what about….
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Essential oils are super concentrated so a very small amount is needed.  I used the toothpick method to add the oil to the lemonade.  Just dip a toothpick into the dropper on the bottle then swirl it in your lemonade.  One or two swirls was enough for the jar of lemonade pictured above.  I think a whole drop would be WAY too much.  It might work in the whole pitcher but I wanted to try other flavors and didn’t want to over-flavor the lemonade and ruin it.  Better to start small and add as needed. I also used some fresh mint leaves for a fun garnish.
lavender lemonade
I used the same method to make lavender lemonade with lavender essential oil.  It was so refreshing and had a nice sophisticated flavor perfect for a summer wedding or tea.
lavender mint lemonade
And then I thought…what would lavender and peppermint taste like together?  And that was good too!  Wouldn’t it be fun to set up a little lemonade bar where guests could decide how to flavor their lemonade?  Now I can’t wait to throw a summer party!
Not all essential oils are created equally.  You’ll want to make sure you are using ones marked for consumption like Young Living’s Lavender & Peppermint oils.  They are labeled as a supplement and safe for internal use.  I get mine at a wholesale discount and you can too!  I recently became a wholesale member of Young Living and got this really cool starter kit that comes with a really nice diffuser and the Everyday Collection of oils which are some of the most commonly used oils for various ailments etc.  I’ve been using them for allergy relief, immune system support, healthy nails, and to make natural cleaning products.  I’m discovering new ways to use them every day and having so much fun!
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If you are interested in learning more about using essential oils for healthier living or have questions about becoming a distributer I’m always happy to chat! Message me on Facebook or send me an email at mommieswithcents at gmail dot com!  If you are ready to get started, you can enroll here and order your premium starter kit.

 

 

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