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is, the column will now be handled by our very own blog super star, Nike Ola.
This week, she shares tips on how to make Nigerian Agege Bread, enjoy!
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.
- 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)
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.
Sift flour in a large bowl, add sugar, salt, and vitamin c and mix.
In a small bowl, melt butter beat egg into it, add milk and whisk together.
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.
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.
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.
Grease the baking pan and set aside.
Deflate the dough and place on a floured surface knead the dough for about 5 minutes.
Cut into two and form each dough into a loaf shape and place in the greased baking pan.
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.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F for about 10 – 15 minutes. Place the dough in the oven and bake for about 25 -30 minutes.
Bring the bread out and brush melted butter and keep warm.
Serve with mashed beans. Enjoy.
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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