We don’t go often to steakhouse.
As vegetarian we need a good excuse to have dinner at Outback or another steakhouse but we do go there when we’re visiting family in South Carolina.
My mother in law loves a good steak and there are several local restaurants that we go to every time we visit her.
The first we had dinner there I didn’t know exactly what to expect.
I was already thinking we’ll have to stop elsewhere so I can get something to eat.
That before I knew anything about the steakhouse bread.
You know the one I’m talking about, right?
The dark-colored warm bread that makes its appearance after you ordered your salad and steak accompanied by a small white dish of whipped butter.
Familiar picture, isn’t it?
That’s the one I’m talking about!
I could eat the whole loaf all by myself while waiting for the salad.
Since I don’t eat steak, balancing the salad with some steakhouse bread followed by a chocolate cake is the right thing to do.
Life’s all about balance.
I’ve tried a couple of different recipes I found online for this bread but none of them turned out as I hoped.
Some were dense and heavy, some called for too much molasses, they just weren’t right.
Learning from my mistakes I decided to try to make my own version of steakhouse bread.
I used a mixture of bread flour, whole wheat flour and rye flour. Some cocoa powder and strong black coffee to give its dark color without adding any molasses.
Almond oil was used instead of butter for a nutty taste.
No eggs or dairy was used.
It’s a little time-consuming since I left it rise three times before baking it, so the flavor has plenty of time to develop.
I’m so happy to tell you, this is the best steakhouse bread ever!
Considering it’s a vegan bread, it’s light, soft, you can taste the sweetness of the rye flour with nutty touches and coffee aroma
Sending love your way,