Yummy Bread Recipes To Try At Home

Yummy Bread Recipes To Try At Home

Bread is a staple in most Nigerian homes. Here are three (3) bread recipes to try at home, including the popular Agege bread recipe.

Making bread at home is easy and also comes with the option to be flexible and try out different bread recipes.

Bread recipes you can easily make at home.

Here are a few bread recipes to try at home.

Banana bread

banana bread

       Ingredients

  • 3 bananas (very ripe)
  • ½ cup butter (melted and cooled)
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1¾ all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup of sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon (ground)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ vanilla essence
  • Pinch of salt

       Directions

  • First, mash the ripe bananas with a masher in a bowl, without achieving a very smooth consistency.
  • Break and whisk the eggs, then add in your mashed bananas. Afterwards, add all your wet ingredients such as vanilla essence, melted butter, and combine.
  • Sift flour in a different bowl and add all your dry ingredients such as salt, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and combine well.
  • Then add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and gently fold in, but don’t mix thoroughly or for long. Do it just long enough for everything to combine well.
  • To avoid banana sticking to your bread pan, rub in some butter and flour. Then preheat the oven and then add the banana bread mixture to the pan and leave for 45 minutes. To tell if it’s done, stick a toothpick in, and if it comes out clean then it’s done.
  • Take out the bread and allow it to cool for 30 minutes before slicing.

Coconut bread

cocnut bread

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      Ingredients

  • 1¼ cup of sifted flour
  • ⅔ cup of unsweetened coconut
  • 1 cup dark or light brown sugar (honey, maple or golden syrup works)
  • ¼ cup any type of nuts or oats (optional)
  • ¼ cup raisins or black currant
  • ½ cup butter at room temperature
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 3 overripe bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Half of an orange. It’s juice and 1 teaspoon of its zest

       Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and then mash your bananas and keep aside. Afterwards, mix all your wet ingredients in a bowl and keep aside, followed by the dry ones excluding sugar and butter.
  • Then mix the butter and sugar in a bowl until it is creamy.
  • Mix the cream and the banana into your wet ingredients with a spatula.
  • Fold the dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients, but don’t over mix.
  • Dust and oil the loaf pan with flour and butter, before pouring in your mixture into the loaf pan. Afterwards, gently spread the desiccated coconut onto the dough and bake for 45-50 minutes. You’ll know when it’s done by sticking a toothpick into it, which should come out clean.

Agege bread

agege bread

      Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cups bread flour
  • ½ cup lukewarm plant milk (or almond milk)
  • ⅔ cup hot water
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons salt
  • 1 packet active dry yeast dissolved in 1 tablespoon warm water

      Scalded dough

  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3–4 tablespoons boiling water

Directions

  • To scald the dough, mix the boiling water with the 3 tablespoons flour quickly to form a thick paste. Then cover and set aside to cool for approximately one hour.
  • Mix the yeast in a small bowl with one tablespoon of warm water and one teaspoon of sugar set aside and let the yeast ferment. When it starts forming bubbles, you know it’s ready.
  • Then combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir until you get a firm dough. If you’re using a mixer, attach the dough hook and set the mixer to a medium speed. Mix dough for approximately 5 minutes or until the gluten forms.
  • Move the dough to a lightly greased bowl, cover the bowl, and allow the dough to rise for 1 or 2 hours until puffy. It doesn’t have to double in bulk.
  • Deflate the dough gently and transfer it to a lightly oiled work surface.
  • Mould the dough into a straight line of about 7 inches long.
  • Grease a medium loaf pan and place the dough in it.
  • Then cover the pan and allow the bread to rise in a closed space for about 45 minutes.
  • When the rise is almost ending, preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until it’s light golden brown.

Bread can be served with chilled smoothies, tomato stew, or beans.

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