Get your butter out, this fresh from the oven homemade Agege bread would take you to cloud nine!!!
I finally nailed Agege bread recipe. If you think bread- making is a hard job, then think again. This is a foolproof method I found here. I tweaked the recipe a bit, I have made this twice now and I tell you nothing beats homemade 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.
This homemade Agege bread is great for sandwiches, stew, soups, moi moi and akara.
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
How to make Agege bread
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 the 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
Preheat oven at 200C/392F
Cover with a 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
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...
- 500 g strong bread flour or strong plain flour more for dusting
- 25 g butter substitute with 2tbsp olive/vegetable oil
- 40 g sugar use less or more
- 7 g fast action dried yeast
- 280 ml warm water
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 egg for egg wash optional
- Melt butter and add to 280ml warm water (or milk)
- In a shallow bowl, add all dry ingredients and mix together
- Stir butter and warm water mixture into the dry ingredients
- Put the 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
- Preheat oven at 200C/392F
- Cover with a 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
- Egg wash the top of the risen dough if you want (I did because I wanted a shinning finishing)
- Bake bread for 30-35 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Leave bread to cool or serve immediately
- 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
You won't be able to resist finishing your Agege bread all at a go once it is done, well I couldn't.
Here are some yummy recipes to enjoy with Agege bread
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Just tried this! First time ever getting a bread recipe right! Absolutely lovely. Thanks a lot for all you do!!!
Thanks for the recipe, I tried mine today. And I enjoyed it.
Weldon and thank you for this ma’am. I noticed you didn’t add baking powder to the bread. Any reason for that and won’t the bread be hard? Thank you ma’am.
Hi Roseline, thank you for your comment. No, you dont need baking powder as you would be using yeast. Thank you
I am dying to try this but I noticed you said to preheat the oven at step 6 while the bread is proofing/rising for 1 hour.
Will the oven be left to preheat for one hour? That seems like a long time to preheat oven. Please can you clarify?
Hello Dejay, the most important thing is to have a well-heated oven before baking the bread, you could do 15 minutes to half an hour. Do let me know how it turns out
Susan A says
Hiya! This recipe is fantastic! I have been looking for a good agege bread recipe for so long! Ah! This baked really well - I double the recipe to make two loves and added 1/2 a teaspoon of absorbic acid- I danced with joy when I ate my first bit! Thank you thank you!
Hi Susan, thank you so much for your feedback, I am glad you loved the recipe!
I'll definitely try this soon and I'll definitely give feedback. Also can I substitute the water for milk?
Yes you can use a mixture of water and milk. I made some today and I added 50ml of evaporated milk and melted butter to my warm water(300ml in total)
kindly let me know how it turns out. Thanks
Wow...I'm definitely trying this out. Looks yummy...well done!
Thank you, do let me know how it turns out
Adewunmi Peter says
I will send you the pix
Adewunmi Peter says
This was just so easy and super.
Thanks a lot.
Thou I made mine into burns and it was inviting.
Adewunmi Peter says
I will send you the pix
Thank you for the feedback
Hi, Ajoke, I am very interested in trying out the bread recipe here, but like the earlier person noted, there is no indication whether the 200 degrees is F or C. I went back to check if you updated it on the recipe but I do not see the update. Kindly help. Thanks.
My bad, I didn't realise I hadn't updated the recipe. It is 200 degrees Celsius. Thanks for your patience and kindly let me know the outcome when you try the recipe.
Jubemi Omabuwa says
My bread came out hard and stone like.... I was so sad. Are there any additional tips you can give because I want to try this again.
I am sorry to hear that, next time you try, make sure the dough is not hard (make it wet) just as described in the recipe. thanks and do keep me updated
Please can you put us cup measurements instead of grams measurements
Could we please get a recipe in U.S measurements?
thanks for d recipe. my question, can banking powder be added to d flour when baking bread??
Hi no you don't need baking powder when making bread. you only need the yeast
My bread turned hard, I use a fan assisted oven, would you kindly give me some tips on how I can do this better next time?
Sorry to hear about the bread Stacey, one the many things I can think of is maybe you added too much flour when kneading your dough or maybe you didn't knead the dough enough
Judy chris says
I will surely try this out. Thanks for making it so easy. Would get back to you
I cant seem to find either strong bread flour or strong plain flour anywhere. Can i use the regular bread flour or all purpose flour for this?
Yes Dolapo you can use all purpose flour. I used all purpose flour for the recipe
I would like to make this but I don't have a scale. Pls is it possible to give the measurements in cups and tablespoons. Thanks in advance😉
Amazing omg I made it today. I am n medical school and I wanted a break. Thanks for this recipe. How can I send you a picture?
Yay! well done Ada and thanks for the feedback. You can send the picture to my email [email protected] or tag me on instagram @myactivekitchen.
Also if am using almond flour, how do I substitute it
Hi namesake, how do I use this recipe with a breadmaker, because I have one . Thanks you
Hi namesake, I don't use a bread maker but I'm sure it should be easy. Follow the instruction on your bread maker manual. also, I have not tried making bread with almond flour before. Sorry I couldn't be of much help. Thanks for stopping
Hi Ajoke, Just so you know, ive been on a 6 year quest in search of THAT agege bread recipe, but nothing comes close to the real deal, so far at least. I am never discouraged to give any new recipe a try, which is why im here. Just to clarify, You said to Preheat Oven at 200 but didnt specify degree C or F, can you tell me which? I dont want to assume.😜.
Thanks in advance!
Hi Demola, Thanks for stopping by, it is 200 degrees. I will edit the post now
Do let me know how you get on
Sorry to bother you again sis, i was asking about Farenheit or Centigrade, my oven has both.
Yes!!!!!!! I did it and it was awesome! wish i could post the photos here!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!!
Yay, good job. thanks for the feedback
What is the baking alternative in the absence of an oven?
you can use the pot and sand method. thanks
toye tosin says
good job,welldone adejoke
Thank you Toye
I have tried this recipie twice now and it always turn out amazing. It also smell like a Nigeria bakery when baking. Thank you soo much for this recipe.
Thank you Aishat for the feedback. x
Thanks for this recipe. It was so easy and turned out right. Just wondering why in other recipe's for bread they proof twice? i.e after first rise they punch it down and then allow to rise again, but you didn't do this.
wow ..tnx alot..never knew iy could be made this easy and simple..
Thanks for the recipe
If I have yeast that needs activating how much do I need pls
Hi Suzy, you will need the same amount of yeast used in this recipe. to see how to activate yeast, kindly check other bread post on the blog. thanks
anne dewandeleer says
looks terribly tasty..would love to try it. Thank you for sharing.
You are welcome Anne
Ikeneche Ifeyinwa Christiana says
I love what am seeing. they are very lovely. yummy yummy
Thanks for this I never I knw that bread baking could be so easy like this
🍞 making made easy! I'll sure try my hands on this ASAP.
please do and kindly feedback.x
Never knew bread making could be this easy. hmnn we learn everyday, thanks for this
happy to help and thanks for stopping by