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How to make sweet Nigerian Agege bread

Pronounced ah-gay-gay agege bread is century old sweet tasting bread very popular with Hausa people in the West African country of Nigeria.


Traditional Agege bread is not sold as sliced bread.
Traditional Agege bread is not sold as sliced bread. 


Agege is a district in the Ikeja Division of Lagos State, Nigeria. The name Agege bread was created by a Jamaican immigrant, Alhaji Ayokunnu in the town of Agege. His Agege bread was a popular street food for people on the go therefore he opened up a full-time Bakery to where he was providing bread to different stores. 

Bread is not an indigenous food to Africans. Agege bread is popular because that's where the first bakery opened up selling this new style of African food on the street to busy Nigerians. 
 
Agege bread is a delicious bread with a very soft center, sweet taste with crunchy crust. Traditional Agege bread is not sold as sliced bread. You can substitute coconut oil for the butter for a different version of Agege bread.

Agege bread was created by Alhaji Ayokunnu

Agege bread was created by Alhaji Ayokunnu


How to make sweet Nigerian Agege bread ingredients and directions

Ingredients

6 cups all-purpose flour
2 packages active dry yeast
½ cup white sugar
2½ cups warm water
3 tablespoons softened butter
1 tablespoon salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Stir in butter, salt and two cups of the flour. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. 

When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume about 1 hour. 

Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Place the loaves into two lightly greased 9x5 inch loaf pans. Cover the loaves with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. 

Bake for about 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the bottom of the loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Cool on a bread rack and serve with butter, jam or jelly. You can also make the African Gourmet Agege egg breakfast Sandwich below.


Agege bread Breakfast in Agege Nigeria

Agege bread breakfast sandwich in Agege Nigeria


Agege bread egg breakfast sandwich recipe


Ingredients

4 large eggs
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 small zucchini, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
½ cup chopped green pepper
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon red pepper
1 tablespoon butter

Directions

In large bowl, beat the eggs well. Add remaining ingredients except butter and mix well. In a large warm skillet melt butter then pour egg mixture into skillet. Cook until puffed and lightly browned on the bottom then flip over and cook the other side. Carefully run a knife around edge of skillet to loosen omelet. Place the omelet in between slices of Agege bread and enjoy you Agege bread breakfast sandwich. 


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