I modified this recipe from a 'copycat' recipe which made mini-loaves as served at a local steakhouse chain restaurant. They no longer serve their mini-loaves, but I can have this delicious bread at home anytime thanks to this recipe!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place the warm water, butter, honey, salt, coffee, cocoa, sugar, bread flour, whole wheat flour, and bread machine yeast in the pan of a bread machine in the order listed. Put on regular or basic cycle with light crust.

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Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

167 calories; 2.1 g total fat; 4 mg cholesterol; 158 mg sodium. 34.2 g carbohydrates; 4.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2009
I have a Zojirushi 2 lb loaf bread machine. I adjusted this recipe as follows: 1 1/4 cup water 1 1/2 tbls. butter/marg 3/4 tsp salt 2 cups bread flour 1 1/4 cups whole wheat bran flour 2 tsp. Red Star Active Dry Yeast. I eliminated the sugar and left the honey coffee and cocoa powder the same as original recipe. I also added 1 tsp. gluten flour. The bread came out perfect......it rose right up to the top of bread pan. I used basic bread/medium crust setting. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/23/2008
This recipe didn't work at all! It doesn't say what size loaf - so I guessed in the middle at 1 1/2 lbs. It just made a big gooey mess! A complete waste of ingredients and. Read More
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  • 2 star values: 14
  • 1 star values: 13
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2009
I have a Zojirushi 2 lb loaf bread machine. I adjusted this recipe as follows: 1 1/4 cup water 1 1/2 tbls. butter/marg 3/4 tsp salt 2 cups bread flour 1 1/4 cups whole wheat bran flour 2 tsp. Red Star Active Dry Yeast. I eliminated the sugar and left the honey coffee and cocoa powder the same as original recipe. I also added 1 tsp. gluten flour. The bread came out perfect......it rose right up to the top of bread pan. I used basic bread/medium crust setting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2009
I have a Zojirushi 2 lb loaf bread machine. I adjusted this recipe as follows: 1 1/4 cup water 1 1/2 tbls. butter/marg 3/4 tsp salt 2 cups bread flour 1 1/4 cups whole wheat bran flour 2 tsp. Red Star Active Dry Yeast. I eliminated the sugar and left the honey coffee and cocoa powder the same as original recipe. I also added 1 tsp. gluten flour. The bread came out perfect......it rose right up to the top of bread pan. I used basic bread/medium crust setting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2009
LET ME STATE TWO THINGS FROM THE GET GO: I didn't think about measuring out the yeast I just automatically added the whole packet and I do not own a bread machine. I made this bread with my Kitchen Aid from beginning to end. I warmed the honey with the water to very warm not hot. (Boiling water will kill your yeast.) I dissolved the coffee in the warm honey water then added it to the yeast in the mixer bowl and let it proof for ten minutes. After that I added the melted butter then the rest of the ingredients. I needed about a 1/4 c. of extra whole wheat flour to get the dough together enough to pull together and jump on the hook. I greased up the dough just a bit with a little of the butter from the bowl I melted the butter in then set it to knead with the hook for five minutes. I let it rise in a greased metal bowl on my warm oven for an hour then shaped it into a loaf and set it to rise in the loaf pan for another hour and a half or until it almost rose above the loaf pan. I baked it at 350 for about 25 minutes or until it smelled done. This is a nice whole wheat loaf with a distinctive flavor that is really like nothing I've ever had before. Just outstanding. Fluffy and rich tasting almost like a bakery bread. This would be great with a nice hearty stew. I'd make this again. NOTE: Make sure your loaf pan is well greased. I had a difficult time getting this particular bread out of my pan. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2008
I have never used a Bread Machine before or even made Homeade bread from scratch. Even after reading the bad reviews I made this bread on my first attempt. I went by rkplucker advice and put it for 1 1/2 loaf. When I kept peeking in it did look "gooey" up until the last hour. Then it came out great! It tastes great too! I made this again for my 3rd loaf and plan on making this all the time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2009
This is my new favorite bread!!!! I make bread at least twice a week. I haven't bought "store" bread in a long time because my kids won't eat it! We love homemade bread & this is a new favorite! I only use the dough cycle though. I doubled this recipe for my 2-lb machine and used the dough cycle. When it was complete I took it out and formed it into balls. I got 24 balls from this doubled recipe. These make great sandwich buns or dinner rolls. This bread rose VERY nicely and wasn't sticky AT ALL. You MUST use bread flour and NOT all purpose white flour. If you choose to use the dough cycle and then bake it on your own as I do - just form the balls and put out on 2 sprayed cookie sheets cover with plastic wrap and let rise another 30 mins or until doubled in size and then remove wrap carefully & bake at 325 for 15 - 20 mins. (Depends on your oven.) If you use typical loaf pans then extend baking time to about 20 - 30 mins. You could also try mini loaf pans! DELISH!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2008
This really is like steak-house bread! Mine wasn't goopy as other reviews say it was perfect. Infact I took the bread out 10 min. early. Didn't have instant coffee so used left over AM coffee instead of the water asked for. Also added a little extra honey for a totally sweet bread. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2008
I thought this bread was delicious. The batter was kinda wet and next time I will use about a tablespoon less water. The loaf sank a little in the middle but the bread was so good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2008
This recipe is the best. Warm or room temp the bread has a great flavor and texture. It freezes well also. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2009
This recipe was the bomb!!! So delicious! My kids said it wasn't exactly like the steakhouse bread it was better! I used my machine to make the dough then I made mini-loaves in my PC mini-loaf pan. I had to wait for about 1 1/2 hours for the loaves to rise (colder environment maybe.) Then I baked them at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Making them again tomorrow! Trying rolls this time. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2011
Good recipe for the bread machine. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/23/2008
This recipe didn't work at all! It doesn't say what size loaf - so I guessed in the middle at 1 1/2 lbs. It just made a big gooey mess! A complete waste of ingredients and. Read More
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