A tasty, sweet but rich bread this Cheesecake Factory Brown Bread is a delicious recipe that you can serve alongside any of your favorite dishes.
Course Baked Good, Breads
Keyword Brown Bread, Brown Bread Recipe, Cheesecake Factory Brown Bread
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 25minutes
Rise Time: 1hour30minutes
Total Time 2hours10minutes
Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
2 ½cupswarm water105-110°F
2 ½teaspoonsactive dry yeast
3cupswhole wheat flour
2teaspoonsinstant coffee powder
1teaspoonfine sea salt
¼cupunsalted buttermelted and cooled
cornmeal or rolled oats for dusting
In the body of a stand mixer with the hook attachment, add the warm water, yeast, and sugar, stir a few times to combine. Let sit for 5 minutes until bubbly. While waiting, in a medium-sized bowl stir together the flour, cocoa powder, coffee powder, and salt, set aside.
Once the yeast is bubbly, add the honey, molasses, and melted butter, stir to combine. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir it in, scrape down the sides as needed.
Add 2 & ½ cups of the bread flour and stir it in until combined. At low speed continue to add bread flour a little at a time until the dough comes off the sides of the mixer, if it is still sticking some to the very bottom of the mixer that’s okay. (How much bread flour you use depends on how humid it is out that day.) Turn the speed up to medium-high and knead the dough for 6-7 minutes. If you see the dough start to stick to the sides again, add a tablespoon of the bread flour at a time until it is clean again.
Spray a large bowl with cooking spray. Add the dough and spray the top of the dough with cooking spray. Cover with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel and let it double in size, about 45-90 minutes.
Punch down the dough in the bowl. On a lightly floured clean work surface divide the dough into 4ths. Using your hands roll them out into long logs. Place them into the sections of a baguette pan. Spray the tops of the loaves with more cooking spray and sprinkle with the cornmeal or rolled oats. Slightly press it in so it sticks. Cover with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel again and let proof for 30 minutes, they should almost double in size again.
While proofing preheat the oven to 375°F. Optional, score the tops of the baguettes with a razor or sharp knife. Place the baguette pan directly into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. Bake until the outside of the bread is no longer shiny and is crusty looking. You can temp the bread, if it has reached an internal temperature of 200-210°F it’s done. Let cool slightly, cut and serve!
Cheesecake Factory Brown Bread Recipe found on https://thissillygirlskitchen.com/cheesecake-factory-brown-bread/ *All nutritional information is approximate and may not be 100% accurate. Please consult a nutritionist for more specific information.