Ethiopian Flat Bread (Injera)

READY IN: 1hr 50mins
Recipe by luvinlif2k

This is an American adaption for Ethiopian Flat bread from "Extending the Table". I found this easy to make though it took a little time. Well worth it for the fun of an African finger-food meal... and tasty too! For more authentic Injera, add 1/2 c. teff flour and reduce whole wheat flour to 1/4 c. (NOTE: Use multiple frying pans to quicken the cooking task)

Top Review by liz.tarquin

This is pretty close...I actually use rye flour instead of masa, as tef, the traditional Ethiopian grain, is a rye relative and we like the 'bite' it gives the bread. I have also had great luck halving or quartering the recipe - just make sure there's at least 1 tsp of yeast to every cup of flour.

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Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Cover and let set an hour or longer until batter rises and becomes stretchy.
  3. The batter can sit for as long as 3-6 hours if you need it to.
  4. When you are ready, stir batter if liquid has settled on the bottom.
  5. In blender, whip 2 c.
  6. of batter at a time, thinning it with 1/2-3/4 c.
  7. water.
  8. Batter will be quite thin.
  9. Heat a 10-inch or 12-inch non-stick frying pan over medium to medium-high heat.
  10. Pour batter into heated pan (1/2 c. if using a 12-inch pan; 1/3 c. if using a 10-inch pan) and quickly swirl pan to spread batter as thin as possible.
  11. Batter should be no thicker than 1/8 inch.
  12. Do NOT turn.
  13. Injera is cooked through when bubbles appear all over the top.
  14. Lay each Injera on a towel for a minute or two then stack in a covered dish to keep warm.
  15. (VERY important to rest on towel before stacking!) For those not familiar with Injera, serve it as the"utensil" when serving thick stews.
  16. Use pieces of injera to scoop or pick up bites of stew-- no double-dipping-- eat your"utensil" each time.

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