Honey Bread

Ghana Sugar Bread

Honey Bread
Ghana Bread

 

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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

Course Breakfast
Cuisine West African
Keyword Sugar Bread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 200 kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.

  2. Pour the the flour in a big bowl and add the nutmeg

  3. Add the butter, milk, egg, water and mix well. Knead for about 10 minutes until its smooth and elastic.

  4. 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.

  5. Place in a 350 degree Fahrenheit pre-heated oven and bake for about 45-60 minutes until its golden brown 

Recipe Notes

Making 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 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 a warm bread with melting butter over it.
Sugar bread gets its name because its made with sugar, duh :). We don't buy sugar anymore but we use organic honey as a substitute. We purchase a jar from the local farmer's market. I don't feel as bad using honey because it has medicinal value.

12 thoughts on “Ghana Sugar Bread”

  1. I love homemade bread. This sounds delicious. I can just imagine the aroma as it bakes. I would love a slice (or two) toasted for breakfast.

  2. This sounds absolutely delicious! And I love your childhood story, really gives this bread more meaning. And toast with butter – that is so so comforting!

  3. Would love some sugar bread for breakfast. Sounds delish! You have sugar in the ingredients but honey in the instructions. I assume the tbsp of honey replaces the cup of sugar. Is that right? If made with sugar do you use white or brown sugar?

    1. Thanks for bringing that to my attention, yes I use Honey as a substitute.I actually use sugar sparingly lately. I use brown sugar.

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