Mar. 23, 2016

Spice up The Ghanaian Tea Bread for Breakfast!

Welcome back!

Have you ever wondered what else you can do with our famous Ghanaian Tea Bread apart from dipping it in "Koko" (Porridge) every morning or dunking it in your tea?  Well, I have good news for you!  How about spicing it up and making a moorish garlic bread for breakfast or serving it as an after party snack with tea or coffee?   Sounds good? You will see that with a few quick steps, you can completely transform our tea bread into a high-end product that you can enjoy making and sharing with family and friends!

Here is how:-

Garlic Bread, Ghana Style

Difficulty and servings 

Easy, serves 4 

Preparation and Cooking times

 Preparation time: 15 minutes: Cooking Time: 10 minutes

You will need

100g Oyster Mushrooms, rinsed

2-3 cloves of Garlic, peeled and crushed

50ml water for blending

2 tbs Olive oil or vegetable oil

1 small vegetable stock cube

1 large Ghanaian Tea Bread, sliced into 1 inch diagonals (slice so bread stays together)

4 tbs butter or margarine

Method:

  1. Rinse the mushrooms and put in a blender with the garlic
  2. Add the water and pulse it until almost coarse and with some texture
  3. Heat the oil in a deep pan on medium heat and pour the mushroom mixer into it. Add the stock cube and leave it to boil for about 3-5 minutes to reduce. Adjust the seasoning.
  4. Remove the mixture from the heat and allow to cool.  Meanwhile, heat the oven on 180 degrees Celcius (Gas Mark 4).  Place the bread on a rack and spread the butter and a tablespoon of the mushroom mixture in between each of the bread slices, making sure to spread well.  Bake in the centre of the oven for about 10 minutes until the inside is piping hot and the outside is crunchy and golden brown.  Serve hot or cold alone, with sausage/and or bacon, or Tuna Chunks with or without salad.

Monica’s Tip

Please note that you can make this dish in advance and freeze in bags until needed before baking. If there is any  remaining mushroom mixture you can use some to wash the bread top for an added  flavour and crunchiness.   Store any remaining mushroom mixture in a container in the freezer for later use. You can make individual portions by using smaller tea bread, one loaf per person and sliced into diagonal pieces as above.