Sugar Bread


 

Mom's Sugar Brread
Freshly made bread

I grew up in a suburb of Accra, Ghana and there was a particular place we the kids will go and purchase different kinds of breads. There was tea, butter and sugar bread, my favorite of them all was sugar bread. The best part for me was getting the bread nice and warm so I can butter it and watch the butter melt.

The memories from my childhood were relived last Friday when I helped my Mom bake a few loaves of sugar bread. My Mom has been visiting with us from Ghana for about a week and from the day she arrived I kept telling her I would buy the ingredients for sugar bread. And last Friday I stayed true to my word and got the ingredients. She also made my wife’s favorite meat pie.

Its been a pleasure having my mom over for the past week, we’ve had lots of conversations about the past which have brought back mostly pleasant memories. Mom’s also excited to see her grandson grow, the last time she was here he was only 10 months and now he’s almost 4.

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Mom's Sugar Bread
Sugar bread is a popular staple in Ghana,
Mom's Sugar bread
Cuisine West African
Prep Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
Passive Time 1 Hour
Servings
Loaves
Ingredients
Cuisine West African
Prep Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
Passive Time 1 Hour
Servings
Loaves
Ingredients
Mom's Sugar bread
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. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree F conventional oven for about 45 mintues
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26 thoughts on “Sugar Bread

  1. andrea

    what a cool recipe Fred, I have to admit all of your recipes feel like they are filled with memories and emotions! Its kind of awesome.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Aww, thanks Andrea, I try to put my all into it.

  2. Marie-Pierre Breton

    Those recipes of our childhood are the best! They bring memories with them which makes them twice as good! Do you spread salted butter on this sweet bread? Because I’m all bout that salty-sweet contrast! Yum!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Yes I do spread salted butter on it and you’re right the salty-sweet contrast is so good!

  3. Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy

    OMG this bread looks SOOOO good. I love the aroma of fresh bread breaking. My baba always made homemade bread…and yes eating it while it is still warm and watching the butter melt is THE BEST WAY!!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Yes, yes, yes… Eating it warm is the best!

  4. Corina Blum

    It sounds delicious! There’s nothing better than the smell of homemade bread as it bakes and having your mother visit and make this bread from your childhood must be really special. Whenever I visit my parents I love to eat the dishes I remember from my childhood.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      It was really special Corina. And she’s going to make other things that’ll be sharing in the next few weeks.

  5. Danielle

    This sounds really interesting! What does it taste like? Is it like a dessert or just slightly sweet?

    1. Fred Nonterah

      It’s slightly sweet, not too sweet and definitely not like a dessert.

  6. Azlin Bloor

    How wonderful to have your mum visiting and cooking with her! The last time we visited my mum in Malaysia, it had been 9 years! And this is such a lovely recipe to share with your family too!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Oh wow, nine years? I hope you get to see her sometime soon. Breaking bread with family is always wonderful.

  7. Constance Smith

    You can not match homemade bread with anything you would get from the store, it is far superior. There is nothing like the comforting smell of fresh bread filling your house from the oven. Absolute heaven. Great recipe!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Thanks Constance, and yes its much better than the store bought one.

  8. Jeni

    This looks so. up. my. alley. I absolutely adore the breaking bred ritual. In my family, no meal was ever complete without bread. And I love to bake it now – I too can’t wait to try this with some salty butter!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Let me know when you try it, thanks for stopping by!

  9. Melissa

    Sounds delicious and looks simple to make as well! I love that you made it with your mom as well,tried and tested are the best recipes!!!!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      That’s right Melissa, tried and tested indeed!

  10. Nicole Shillings

    Oh wow – I bet this bread is heaven when it’s warm. I love to bake bread! I actually bake all of our bread these days. I’ll add this to the rotation.

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Oh good, I try to that before but somehow I stopped along the way. I need to make that a routine.

  11. April

    Such a great story Fred! I know your mom was thrilled to see you guys. I bet she was even thrilled to see how big your son grew. Your mom came to the states for a week and my husband went to Accra for work for two weeks! He just got back today and so tired! Jet lag and the time difference messed him up lol. I loved the gifts he brought back though! Anyway this bread sounds delicious. I love the memory attached to it. I checked out the recipe and I definitely am going to try to make it soon! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Oh wow, your husband just got back from Accra? So cool to know that, yeah it took my Mom a few days to recover being that we live on the West Coast and the time difference is 7 hours.

  12. Derek | Dad With A Pan

    I’ll have to try this recipe out, I wonder if it’d make a good french toast?

    1. Fred Nonterah

      It’ll probably will Derek, let me know when you try it. Thanks Derek!

  13. Donna

    What a beautiful thing to bake with your mom! I am sure she loved seeing her grandson after such a long time, they grow so quickly!!

    1. Fred Nonterah

      Yes Donna, the kids grow so quickly. She’s been having the time of her life with her grandson and spoiling him as well :).


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