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ghana butter bread

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Elaine Bovender
Wilmington, NC

I've had this recipe for a while, but I never made it until recently. I don't know why I waited so long to make it, it is so good! It comes out soft with a delicious buttery, slightly sweet flavor. I hope you'll try this recipe.

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 2 Hr
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For ghana butter bread

  • 3 c
    bread flour (or you can use all purpose)
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
    butter, very soft
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp
    butter flavoring
  • 3/4 c
    warm water (108 -110 degrees)
  • 2 tsp
    active dry yeast

How To Make ghana butter bread

  • 1
    Add dry ingredients to a large bowl making sure to keep the yeast away from the salt. Make a well in the center and add butter, butter flavoring, and about half of the water. Using your hands, mix dough and add more water a little at a time (you may not need all of the water). Knead dough until soft and elastic and all flour is absorbed (usually about 10 minutes or so). Cover the bowl and let dough rest in a warm place for about 10 minutes.
  • 2
    Butter and flour two loaf pans. Remove dough from bowl and cut in half. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin to about the size of the pan. Fold in half and roll out again until about the size of the pan. Roll up from the long end and press seam down and fold over the ends. Place in the loaf pans seam side down. Cover with plastic wrap and a light weight towel and put in a warm place. (I turn a heating pad to high and place a trivet down on it and put the loaf pans on the trivet), Let rise for 1 to 2 hours or until dough reaches the top of the pans.
  • 3
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. When temperature is reached, place loaf pans in the oven and reduce heat to 325 degrees. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden.
  • 4
    Brush tops with melted butter and remove from pans to let cool. Best served warm with butter.