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Agege Bread

If you think bread making is a hard job, then think again! I can’ tell you how many times I have made this now. Homemade bread is the best. This is my go-to Agege bread recipe, it is easy to make and best of all bromate free. This bread is better than what you get from the shops
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
proofing time1 hr
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: British, Nigerian
Keyword: agege bread, easy bread recipe, homemade bread
Servings: 4
Author: Ajoke


  • 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