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Agege Bread (Nigerian Agege Bread)

Course Breakfast
Keyword Nigerian Agege bread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 2 Loaves

Ingredients

  • 41/4 Cups Bread Flour/All- purpose flour (plus more for dusting)
  • 2 1/4 Teaspoons Active Yeast (1 packet)
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1 1/2 Cup Whole milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)

Instructions

  1. Proof yeast:  In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water, sprinkle a little sugar over it, and set aside for about 5 minutes or until it foams. If you're using instant yeast you don't need to proof the yeast, just add to the flour directly.

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

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  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. Sprinkle more flour if you need to.

  5. If you're using a mixer after you've with dough mixing, transfer the dough onto a floured surface and knead until the dough smoothes and elastic. Or just mix until dough is stretchy and elastic; that's the key to making bread. As a matter of fact, if you don't use egg and milk and knead the dough very well you would get a very good end result.

  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.

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  7. Grease the baking pan and set aside. Bring the dough out.

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  8. 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.

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  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.

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

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  13. Enjoy.

  14. Serve with mashed beans. Enjoy.

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  15. You can also enjoy it with stew.

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Recipe Notes

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