Brown Bread


Brown Bread
Fresh out of the oven

Some might be a little surprised by the name of this kind of bread, and yes its Brown Bread.
Wheat bread got named Brown Bread by Ghanaians because you guessed it well its brown in color… :).  I called it Brown Bread as far back as I can remember and I have to admit it wasn’t my favorite kind of bread. But I slowly fell in love with it when I found out it was much healthier option, I have to admit its my second favorite to Sugar Bread.

My mom baked Brown Bread the 4th of July weekend and I ate almost one whole loaf by myself because it was absolutely delicious! I had to stop because I was being a little greedy :). And as always, I love it when my bread is fresh and warm so I can butter it and watch the butter melt.

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Brown Bread
Brown Bread is name given to Whole Wheat bread by Ghanaians.
Prep Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
Passive Time 1 Hour
Servings
Loafs
Ingredients
Prep Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
Passive Time 1 Hour
Servings
Loafs
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Pour the flour in a bowl and add the dry ingredients: sugar, nutmeg, salt, and yeast. Mix them well together.
  2. Slowly add the milk, butter and water and mix until you have a soft dough.
  3. Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Place in a greased pan and cover for about an hour or until it rises.
  4. It should be well risen after an hour and ready to be baked
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27 thoughts on “Brown Bread

  1. Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy

    Nothing beats the aroma of fresh baked bread. If I lived close by, I would be over for a thick slice along with some butter. The simple things in life are always so delicious. Also, I really feel like I have accomplished something when I make bread at home.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Totally agree with your sentiments Gloria :).

  2. Sarah

    I have been on a bread making kick lately and this looks delicious. I bet it makes the whole house smell wonderful!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      You know it Sarah, the house smells good for hours. Thanks!

  3. Marie-Pierre Breton

    Reminds me of my grandma! When we would visit her, her house was always smelling of freshly baked bread! Nothing like a homemade bread! I totally understand that coming out of the oven bread is difficult to stop indulging in… Yum!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Yes Marie-Pierre, it really is hard to not indulge in.

  4. Lynn | The Road to Honey

    I have to agree with you Fred that there is something utterly satisfying about watching butter melt and spread into the nooks and crannies of bread. As for this loaf. . .well it is a lovely one so I think your greed is warranted.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      🙂 Its almost like you’re in another world which is greater than this one.

  5. Sarah James @ Tales From The Kitchen Shed

    You can’t beat a home baked loaf of bread fresh from the oven, a real treat. I like how you add the nutmeg and brown sugar in your recipe, I bet it’s delicious Fred.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Yes it is Sarah, you should try it.

  6. Erin

    There is no better smell than warm bread out of the oven. Delicious!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      That’s right Erin!

  7. Jeni

    My husband is British and they call any wheat bread brown bread too. I love brown bread though! And it’s true, there is nothing more homey than the smell of freshly baked bread wafting through a house. And almost no older tradition than breaking bread with someone, which is why I try to bake fresh bread for get togethers as often as I can. 🙂

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Oh really?? Now, we won’t feel too bad for calling it brown bread. Thanks a lot!

  8. Anne Murphy

    I’ve always loved whole wheat bread – and this recipe is so rich and lovely! That butter must make it so tender.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      You got that right Anne, it does make it very tender.

  9. Sarah

    I love healthy substitutes, especially for bread! This sounds tasty!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      It definitely is a healthier substitute. Thanks Sarah!

  10. Constance Smith

    There is nothing better than homemade bread. I have to say, I do prefer a good wheat bread over any processed white bread, any day.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Yes Constance, homemade bread is the best.

  11. Derek | Dad With A Pan

    Fresh out of the oven bread with butter. You’re speaking my language!!!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Thanks Derek!

  12. Derek | Dad With A Pan

    Fresh out of the oven bread with butter. You’re speaking my language!!!

  13. Nicole Shillings

    I bet this is a great toasted bread with marmalade! All of that brown sugar must make it perfect with butter and jam. I love to bake bread, but I’ve never used a margarine. Does it change the consistency at all?

    1. Fred Nonterah

      It makes it a little fluffier I believe. Thanks Nicole!

  14. Tatiana

    In my family we don’t eat a lot of bread, but when we do,I try to make something easy and different. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Thanks Tatiana for stopping, let me know how it goes when you try it.


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