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Agege Bread (Nigerian Agege Bread)

Agege bread is very popular in Nigeria, it’s a Nigerian style of sandwiches bread. I would say it is a staple of most homes. Some people always target most Agege bread hawkers coming out of bakery to buy it fresh from the oven. You can eat Agege bread with anything edible, just name it, is it groundnut, sardines, beans, tea, stew, fried or boiled egg, soup or just by itself? Now, you don’t need to wait for bread sellers or go to the bakery yourself. Get into the kitchen and prepare yourself the famous Agege bread.

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bread in a plate
Agege Bread (Nigerian Agege Bread)
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 2 Loaves
  • 31/4 Cups Flour (plus more for dusting)
  • 1/4 oz Yeast (1 packet)
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Whole milk
  • 11/2 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)
  1. Proof Yeast:  In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in a warm water, sprinkle a little sugar over it, and set aside for about 5 minutes or until it foams.

  2. Sift flour in a large bowl, add sugar, salt, and vitamin c and mix.

    bread flour with sugar
  3. In a small bowl, melt butter beat egg into it, add milk and whisk together.

  4. Mix wet ingredients with dry ingredients; mix flour, yeast and egg mixture to make a soft dough. You can use a stand mixer or an electric hand mixer for the process.

  5. If you're using a mixer after you've with dough mixing, transfer the dough unto a floured surface and knead until the dough smoothes and elastic.

  6. Grease a bowl and place the dough in it. Cover and put in a warm place to rise until it doubled. About 1- 1.5 hours.

  7. Bring the dough out.

    Bread dough doubled up
  8. Grease the baking pan and set aside.

    Deflate the dough and place on a floured surface knead the dough for about 5 minutes.

  9. Cut into two and form each dough into a loaf shape and place in the greased baking pan.

    dough in a pan
  10. Brush melted butter on the dough and cover with clean kitchen towel and place in a warm place to rise the second time for about 1 hour.

  11. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F for about 10 - 15 minutes. Place the dough into the oven and bake for about 25 -30 minutes.

  12. Bring the bread out and brush melted butter and keep warm. 

  13. Enjoy.

    bread in a pan
  14. Serve with mashed beans. Enjoy.

    beans served
Recipe Notes

Tip: I usually warm my oven for a few minutes ahead and place the dough in it to make it rise faster.

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