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    Teff and Barley Injera (Ethiopian Flat-Thin Bread)

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    49 hrs

    48 hrs

    1 hrs

    yewoinfamilycooking's Note:

    Injera is usually a product of teff grain. It is also prepared mixing with other grains such as barley, wheat, sorghum and rice.

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    1. 1
      Starter - mix the yeast with one cup of warm water; keep until rises; or use sourdough starter.
    2. 2
      Combine in a large container the teff and barley flour with cold water or mix lightly in a blender.
    3. 3
      Add the starter and mix it well; add water generously; cover it tight; keep it outside to ferment;
    4. 4
      The second day, pour and discard the water; add same amount of fresh water to the dough; keep it tight.
    5. 5
      The third day, pour and discard the water; blend the self-rising flour with three cups of cold water; mix it with the fermented dough; add water as required. This time it should be thinner than pancake dough. Keep it outside for 15 minutes to rise.
    6. 6
      Warm a flat pancake pan, or skillet, or a specialized electric stove; pour the dough in circle shape in small amount; bake it for 30 -45 seconds.
    7. 7
      Depending on the size of skillet, you will get 20 to 30 injeras.
    8. 8
      If less sour taste preferred, bake it the second day.
    9. 9
      You may find teff flour in health store.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 07, 2009

      In Instruction 1, mix the yeast with one cup of warm water - and what? Must need to mix in something for it to "keep until rises"?? Thanks.

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    • on April 18, 2009

      Great one! More authenthic than most on the site!

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    Nutritional Facts for Teff and Barley Injera (Ethiopian Flat-Thin Bread)

    Serving Size: 1 (38 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 202.0
    Calories from Fat 7
    Total Fat 0.8 g
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 160.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 43.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.0 g
    Sugars 0.3 g
    Protein 6.1 g

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    teff flour

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