Making Ghana Sugar Bread or any kind of bread reminds me of a woman who sold bread in the neighborhood I grew up in Accra, Ghana.
Almost every other day we’ll pick up Ghana Sugar Bread fresh out of the oven. And I soon as I got home I would cut a couple of slices and butter them up.
Nothing like warm bread with melting butter over it.
Sugar bread gets its name because it’s made with sugar, duh :).
We don’t buy sugar anymore but we use organic honey as a substitute. We purchased a jar from the local farmer’s market. I don’t feel as bad using honey because it has medicinal value.
If you’re hungry and you want a quick snack, try this world-famous bread with a chilled Sobolo drink.
If you’re a bread fanatic like me you’ll have some bread ready for a quick snack or surprise your guests with this amazing recipe.
Make this recipe a little simpler by purchasing a Bread Maker from Amazon.
Ghana Sugar Bread
`This is one of the more popular breads to make in Ghana, West Africa. Made with flour, sugar / honey, nutmeg, eggs, milk, etc
- 2.5 Cups Unbleached Flour
- 1 Cup Sugar Its usually made with sugar
- 1 Cup Butter
- 1 Large Egg
- 1/4 Cup Whole Milk
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 1 Tsp Nutmeg
- 1 Tbsp Yeast
- 1 Cup Lukewarm Water
Boil one cup of water for a few minutes or until lukewarm and add the salt and a tbsp of honey then add the yeast. Let it sit between 5-10 minutes or until it reacts, it should grow in volume and become foamy.
Pour the the flour in a big bowl and add the nutmeg
Add the butter, milk, egg, water and mix well. Knead for about 10 minutes until its smooth and elastic.
Shape into a loaf and place it in a greased baking dish, cover it up and let it sit for about an hour so it rises.
Place in a 350 degree Fahrenheit pre-heated oven and bake for about 45-60 minutes until its golden brown