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How to Bake Ghana Tea Bread

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How to Bake Ghana Tea Bread

How To Bake Ghana Tea Bread. Check out on how to make Homemade Ghana Tea Bread from scratch by this simple guidelines.

The are different types of bread in Ghana such as brown bread, wheat bread, which are enjoyed but the three popular ones are tea bread, sugar bread and butter bread and out of the three popular breads, Tea Bread is the least sweetest and it’s a bit more salty.

Traditionally, Homemade Ghana Tea Bread Recipe is oblong or bun shaped, have a floured surface, pale in color, soft and fluffy in texture.

No one wants a bread which is a day or two days old due to its dryness so in case you want to try baking at home for yourself or family then in this recipe, I will guide you on  how to make a delicious tea bread at home which I easy to make  with these simple steps.

 

WHAT IS A BREAD FLOUR?

Bread flour is a hard flour, usually made from hard red spring wheat, a variety known for its high protein content (the protein being gluten) which contributes chewiness and structure to baked goods. It’s is typically used for Pan bread Rolls,Croissants and Sweet yeast doughs.

What’s the difference between bread flour and all-purpose flour?

The primary difference between bread flour and all-purpose flour is the protein content. Bread flour has more protein 12% than all-purpose 11%. For context, pastry and cake flours have less, about 8% to 10%, respectively.

Those may seem like small differences, but they have a big effect on how the flour behaves. The protein in flour is what forms gluten in your dough, so higher protein means more gluten. More gluten means stronger, stretchier dough, which is critical for a tall, airy loaf of bread.

 

WHAT TO EAT WITH TEA BREAD

Butter/margarine

Ice cream of choice

Jam

Avocados

Hausa Koko

Omelette

 

TRY OTHER BREAD RECIPES

HOMEMADE DINNER ROLLS

HOMEMADE BANANA BREAD

HOMEMADE PEANUT BUTTER BREAD

HOMEMADE APPLE BREAD

 

RECIPE INGREDIENTS

3 cups all-purpose/bread flour

 2 tablespoons sugar

1/4 cup butter, melted

 1 teaspoon salt

 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

 3/4 or 177ml cup warm water

 2 teaspoons dry yeast

 

 

DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO BAKE GHANA TEA BREAD

Put 20ml of the warm water in a bowl, add the yeast, 1 tsp sugar and whisk together. Set it aside to froth. This may take up to 15 minutes.

Sift the flour, salt, nutmeg and pour in a mixing bowl and mix together. Or if using bread maker bowl, pour inside and mix together. Add the melted butter.

Add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture and mix until well incorporated.

Slowly add the water to the mixture and mix the flour into a dough using your hand or bread maker.

Knead dough for about 30 minutes until it is very elastic.

Roll the dough into a ball shape. Grease a bowl with an extra butter.

Place dough in  the greased bowl them rub the dough with an extra butter. Using a clean cloth, cover it and place at in a warm place

Wait for an hour for the dough to double in size. Place on a floured surface and knead, knocking out the air

Cut into four quarters then with the heel of my palm, press it down to form oblong shape. Start rolling from one tip and roll it all the way to the end. Alternatively, roll into buns

Lightly butter and flour your choice of baking tray or place a parchment paper then place the dough on the tray, ensuring that they are equally spaced.

Then go ahead and dust some flour over it then cover with plastic rubber or kitchen towel. Keep it in oven for about an hour or 30 mins till it doubles or triples in size.

Heat up the oven to 200oC. Place the baking tray on a top shelf.

Cover with a damp warm cloth. Using a rolling pin or something suitable to prevent the cloth from touching the dough.

Place a bowl of cold water on the bottom shelf then bake the dough for 30 minutes.

 

MAN SHALL NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE,BUT BY EVERY WORD(JESUS) THAT PROCEEDETH OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.kjv

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