- March 6, 2013 at 6:22 am #99693
Woo! I just made injeera tonight and so far, so good!
I used this recipe – http://www.food.com/recipe/authentic-injera-aka-ethiopian-flat-bread-96980
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1 1/2 cups ground teff (180 g)
2 cups water
salt, to taste
vegetable oil, for the skillet
Mix ground teff with the water and let stand in a bowl covered with a dish towel at room temperature until it bubbles and has turned sour; This may take as long as 3 days, although I had success with an overnight fermentation; The fermenting mixture should be the consistency of a very thin pancake batter.
Stir in the salt, a little at a time, until you can barely detect its taste.
Lightly oil an 8 or 9 inch skillet (or a larger one if you like); Heat over medium heat.
Pour in enough batter to cover the bottom of the skillet; About 1/4 cup will make a thin pancake covering the surface of an 8 inch skillet if you spread the batter around immediately by turning and rotating the skillet in the air; This is the classic French method for very thin crepes; Injera is not supposed to be paper thin so you should use a bit more batter than you would for crepes, but less than you would for a flapjack pancakes.
Cook briefly, until holes form in the injera and the edges lift from the pan; Do not let it brown, and don’t flip it over as it is only supposed to be cooked on one side.
Remove and let cool. Place plastic wrap or foil between successive pieces so they don’t stick together.
To serve, lay one injera on a plate and ladle your chosen dishes on top (e.g., a lovely doro wat or alicha). Serve additional injera on the side. Guests can be instructed to eat their meal without utensils, instead using the injera to scoop up their food.
– the fermented batter smells pretty gross
– you actually want to let them cook for pretty long, or they will fall apart and be squishy globs
– use 1/3 cup of batter, not 1/4 cup
– use a lot of oilMarch 6, 2013 at 6:29 am #99696
I’m excited to eat yet another home-fermented item. I’ll make this soon.March 8, 2013 at 3:17 pm #100028
MMemberTopics: 72Replies: 253
By ground teff, do you mean just regular teff flour?March 8, 2013 at 7:54 pm #100059
M;38531 wrote: By ground teff, do you mean just regular teff flour?
Yep!March 8, 2013 at 11:18 pm #100090
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6821
Alex, if you haven’t already done this, go to bob’s red mill store and you can save maybe $2-3 per bag off their flours. I stock up once every month or two and use it as an emergency food supply. They even sell flours in bulk. I probably save $20+ per month or so by going there.
They have the whole grain teff at bob’s red mill and I am wondering if the bread can use this, or how you can use the whole grain teff when cooking? I am interested in adding it to the top of breads, etc.
I’ve heard about a fermented kefir teff bread and I have heard of ethiopian bread, but I didn’t know the ethiopian bread was fermented.
Please post a picture if you can sometime.
-rasterMarch 8, 2013 at 11:30 pm #100093
I am the worst food photographer ever, but there it is! And my asparagus curry, LOL. It was delicious.
Thanks for the Bob’s tip – I haven’t been out there in ages because it’s kind of a long drive and I hate driving, haha. Maybe I’ll get up early and go tomorrow. I even got a coupon in the mail for buy 2 get one free!
The Bob’s teff is what I used. I have also used it to make pancakes from a recipe shayfo came up with.July 26, 2013 at 5:53 pm #108247
DaughterNatureMemberTopics: 20Replies: 82
When would you introduce this? I am 5 weeks in…July 26, 2013 at 6:10 pm #108248
Alex actually stopped eating teff, I believe, though I think we both tested it around a month and a half or so. (I would not normally speak for him, but he’s away from computers for a week.)July 27, 2013 at 12:20 am #108255
Aggie4habitatMemberTopics: 2Replies: 7
shayfo;46769 wrote: Alex actually stopped eating teff, I believe, though I think we both tested it around a month and a half or so. (I would not normally speak for him, but he’s away from computers for a week.)
Do you mind if I asked why you and he stopped eating it? I tried it tonight for the first time in a 1/2 teff, 1/2 buckwheat pancake. Hoping nothing bad happens!July 27, 2013 at 1:09 am #108258
Teff is a grain, and grains are inflammatory, so I stopped eating it experimentally to see if I felt an improvement. Same for Alex, I think, especially because he had pretty gnarly leaky gut and avoiding inflammatory foods is especially important in that situation.
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