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  • Delightful Dishes by Donna 4:06 pm on September 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Outback Bushman Bread Clone 

    Bushman Bread

    The Finished Product Bushman's Bread

    The Finished Product Bushman's Bread

    1 1/2 cups warm water
    2 tablespoons butter, softened
    1/2 cup honey
    2 cups bread flour
    2 cups wheat flour
    1 tablespoon cocoa
    1 tablespoon granulated sugar
    2 teaspoons instant coffee ( espresso powder)
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 1/4 teaspoons (1 pkg.) yeast

    Coloring: (May substitute 1 Tablespoon Kitchen Bouquet)
    1/4 cup water
    1-1/4 tsp red food coloring
    1 tsp blue food coloring

    1 tsp drops yellow food coloring
    Cornmeal for dusting
    (gel coloring or powdered food coloring has also been successful)

    1. If using a bread machine, add all of the ingredients for the dough
    in the exact order listed into the pan of your machine. Set it on
    “knead” and when the machine begins to mix the dough, combine the
    food coloring with 1/4 cup of water and drizzle it into the mixture as
    it combines. After the dough is created let it rest to rise for an
    hour or so. Then remove it from the pan and go to step #3.

    2. If you are not using a bread machine, combine the flours, cocoa, sugar,
    coffee and salt in large bowl. Make a depression or “well” in the
    middle of the dry mixture. Pour the warm water into this “well,”
    then add the butter, honey and yeast. Combine the food coloring
    drops with 1/4 cup of water and add that to the “well.” Slowly mix
    the ingredients with a spoon, drawing the dry ingredients into
    the wet. When you can handle the dough, begin to combine it by hand,
    kneading the dough thoroughly for at least ten minutes, until it is
    very smooth and has a consistent color. Set the dough into a covered
    bowl in a warm place for an hour, to allow it to rise.

    Bushmans's bread first rise
    Bushmans’s bread first rise

    3. When the dough has risen to about double in size, punch it down and
    divide it into 8 even portions (divide dough in half, divide those
    halves in half, and then once more). Form the portions into tubular
    shaped loaves about 8 inches long and 2 inches wide. Sprinkle the
    entire surface of the loaves with cornmeal and place them on a cookie
    sheet, or two. Cover the cookie sheet(s) with plastic wrap and let
    the dough rise once more for another hour in a warm location.

    Dough Size after first rise
    Dough Size after first rise
    Punched Down
    Punched Down
    Shaped and Scored
    Shaped and Scored

    4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Uncover the dough and bake it for
    20-24 minutes in the hot oven. Loaves should begin to darken slightly
    on top when done. Serve warm with a sharp bread knife and butter
    on the side. If you want whipped butter, like you get at the
    restaurant, just use an electric mixer on high speed to whip
    some butter until it’s fluffy.

    Makes 4 medium or  8 small loaves.

  • Delightful Dishes by Donna 10:23 am on September 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Quick Salisbury Steak 

    A huge personal triumph in the kitchen today. I have the pickiest kids on the planet. One hates ground beef and the other hates all vegetables. Tonight for the first time they ate what I fixed without complaints. I had leftover fresh ground beef after my DH made taco’s last night. So I decided to make Salisbury Steak with gravy. What a huge hit and none left. Here is how I made it.

    Quick Salisbury Steak

    1 lb. Ground Beef

    ½ Dry Bread Crumbs

    ½ Cup Milk

    1 Egg, slightly beaten

    1 pkg. Beefy Onion Soup Mix

    1 Can French Onion Soup

    2 Tablespoons Corn Starch

    1/2 Cup cold Water

    1.       In a large mixing bowl combine ground beef then add bread crumbs, milk, egg and package of beefy onion soup then mix all together with your hands. Form beef into 4-5 patties.

    2.       In a large skillet, Sauté beef patties in a little oil until brown on both sides. Set patties aside.

    3.       Add French onion Soup to skillet, stir

    4.       Mix water and corn starch and add to soup in skillet stirring until slightly thickened.

    5.       Return beef patties to pan and spoon gravy on top. Cover and let finish cooking about 10-15 more minutes.

    • cooksalliance 12:13 pm on January 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Glad you liked the recipe. It was a winner at home with my family. It may not win awards but it got food on the table and I use mostly turkey now and they still love it. I hope you get a chance to try it. Enjoy!

    • how to cook steak 11:57 am on January 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      yummy:P thx for ur tips i’d love to follow u.anyway happy new year ~~~~

    • Erik Fedrick 2:42 am on January 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      yummmy… thx for ur tips i’d love to follow you.anyway happy new year ~~~~~~~~

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