Sunday, June 13, 2010

Easy Shirt Fix & Homemade Bread

Another shirt that I bought from the rummage sale and it is white made out of cotton, which is so comfy to wear especially now that the weather is heating up! Anyway, this is just a quick and easy fix to a medium size shirt turned into a small size t-shirt. I didn't have to take the sleeves off, I just went ahead and stitched the sides of the shirt up to the sleeves and then cut off the excess. Of course I had to save the cut outs and made it into rosettes. This is what I did!

I used fabric glue to secure the rosettes on the shirt. Since I didn't have that much cut outs left, I only made 3 fabric rosettes out of it. Nothing goes to waste!

It's Sewtastic, Mama!

Anyway, I have something to share to you and this time it is food! My favorite Outback Steakhouse's Honey Wheat Bushman Bread! Yaye! I am excited to share this to you for those who have not tried making it at home because it is so delicious. If you happen to have a bread maker and would love to make some, then here is the recipe for you that I found online. With mine, I omitted the use of the caramel color or the food coloring since I am not a fan of that. It was fine without it and I even put milled flax seed in my bread. Boy! Oh boy! It was delicious.

Recipe courtesy of

Ready in: 2-5 hrs 
Difficulty: 3 (1=easiest :: hardest=5)
Serves/Makes: 1 loaf


1 1/2 cup water -- warmed
2 tablespoons butter -- softened
1/2 cup honey
2 cups bread flour
2 cups wheat flour
1 tablespoon cocoa
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons instant coffee
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 teaspoons yeast
1 teaspoon caramel color -- optional
3 tablespoons cornmeal -- for dusting

Place all of the ingredients in the bread machine and process on dough setting. The dough will be a little on the wet side and sticky, but if it seems too wet add more flour. When dough is done let it rise for 1 hour.
Remove from pan, punch down and divide into 8 portions. Form portions into tubular shaped loaves about 6-8 inches long and 2 inches wide. Sprinkle the entire surface of the loaves with cornmeal and place them on 2 cookie sheets. Cover and let rise for 1 hour.

Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Serve warm with whipped butter.


  1. Hello Vikki! Nice to hear from you. YOu are very much welcome. Thank you for visiting as well. :)

    For the bread, man! It was so good. I hope you will like it too. :)

  2. Thanks for sharing the recipe, by the way ang cute ng design na ginawa mo sa shirt!

  3. Thanks mommy Anney! And you are very welcome as well! :)

  4. I'm so glad I came over to thank you for leaving a comment on my tutorial at Ucreate because I LOVE the bread at Outback! Sometimes I fill up on it before they can bring me my order. :) Yum! Can't wait to try this. Thanks!

  5. gigutom na nuon ko...ehehhehe..thanks for sharing the recipe mami Adin...would love to try this...

    waaa....ka very creative jud nimo the shirt.

  6. Hello Kelli! I am glad you came and visited me. I too love it! I fell inlove with this bread the first we were at Outback Steakhouse and since then I have been asking my friends around the name of the bread. LOL! I didn't know it at first, so as soon as I knew the name, I went and researched it and voila! I actually made some this afternoon, so we can have some fresh bread. :) Thanks again!

  7. Mommy Dhemz! Naa ko newly baked diria sa balay kay ganahan man ko mao na sige nako ug himo. hahahaha ali diria kay tagaan ka... hahaha bitaw oi layo man gud ta kaayo.. I hope you will like the recipe if ever makatry ka ug himo.. :) Thanks for visiting!


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