Cheesecake Factory Brown Bread

25 Jan

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This is the closest to the cheesecake factory bread that I have tried

First you have to watch a video on folding dough like when you are making a baguette.

This is important when you have to roll out the loaves.

Then make sure you exercise for at least one hour so you can eat the bread without guilt.

One package of instant yeast or 2 1/2 teaspoons

One tablespoon sugar

1 1/2 cups warm water

1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

2 cups bread flour

2 teaspoons expresso coffee powder

1 1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons soft butter

1/4 cup honey

1  tablespoon brown sugar

2 tablespoons molasses

One teaspoon instant oatmeal for every loaf top

Mix the yeast, warm water and sugar together.

Set aside for five minutes to make sure the yeast starts to bubble.

Mix the flours, expresso, cocoa,salt and brown sugar.

Add the yeast mixture, honey, molasses and butter

Mix everything together with a dough hook in the mixer for about 8 minutes

Very lightly flour your board.

Turn the dough on to the board and knead for another 8 minutes.

Lightly oil a bowl and place the dough inside the bowl.

Cover with plastic wrap and set inside your oven. That is the warmest place in my kitchen.

Make sure the oven is off.

Let the dough rise till it has doubled.

This takes about 2 1/2 hours.

Take the dough out of the bowl and separate into six pieces.

Roll the dough into six  8 inch baguettes

Place three loaves onto each baking sheet that is covered with a silpac or parchment paper.

Make sure the seam of the loaf is facing down

Wet the top of each loaf with water and sprinkle the teaspoon of oatmeal on each loaf.

Spray all the loaves with Pam and cover with plastic wrap

Put in a warm spot and let the loaves double in size.

This should take about 45 minutes

Heat the oven to 350 degrees and bake 25 to 30 minutes

Mine were finished at 25 minutes

Go buy sweet whipped butter, slather it on and enjoy every bite.

This is very similar to a squaw bread recipe my Mom had about 5o years ago.

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