I finally nailed Agege bread recipe. If you think bread- making is a hard job, then think again. This is a fool proof method I found here. I tweaked the recipe a bit, I have made this twice now and I tell you nothing beats home made bread. The lovely aroma coming out of the kitchen oven would blow your mind away. This is the easiest method to make Nigerian styled Agege bread. You can use wholemeal flour, and adjust the amount of sugar you use for this recipe. I will update you as soon as I nail the Naija type.
What you will need
500g strong bread flour or strong plain flour, more for dusting
25g butter (substitute with 2tbsp olive/vegetable oil)
40g sugar (use less or more)
7g fast action dried yeast
280ml warm water
1 egg for egg wash (optional)
To make warm water for this recipe, use 100ml of boiling water then add 180ml cold water to make lukewarm water.
Don’t worry when you mix your dough and it is sticky, when making bread, the wetter the dough the better.
You don’t need to activate your yeast if you are using fast-action dried yeast
Melt butter and add to 280ml warm water
In a shallow bowl, add all dry ingredients and mix together
Stir butter and warm water mixture into the dry ingredients
Put sticky dough onto a lightly floured plain surface/ worktop and knead for 5 minutes. Add more flour if needed but don’t add too much. Knead till dough is no longer sticky but stretchy.
Oil or butter a loaf tin and put the dough in the tin making sure all areas are covered
Cover with clean kitchen towel or use a big plastic bag to cover the dough and leave to proof for an hour or more till the dough doubles in size/ fill the size of the tin
Preheat oven at 200 degrees
Egg wash bread if you choose (I did because I wanted a shinning finishing)
Bake bread for 30-35 minutes until the top is golden brown
My lil one approved too…
You won’t be able to resist finishing your Agege bread all at a go once it is done, well I couldn’t. Enjoy.x