Injera - Ethiopian Flat Bread
Ethiopian Flatbread Bread
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Title: (injera) ethiopian flat bread
Yield: 15 -20
3 c Self-rising flour; (750 ml)
1/4 c Whole wheat flour; (125 ml)
1/2 c Teff flour; (from African
-grocery or health food
1/2 c Cornmeal or masa harina;
1 tb Active dry yeast; (one
-package) (15 ml)
3 1/2 c Warm water; (875 ml)
15-20 12-inch Injera
In a large bowl, mix:
Let set in large bowl, covered, an hour or longer, until batter rises
and becomes stretchy. It can sit as long as 3-6 hours.
When ready, stir batter if liquid has settled on bottom. Whip in
blender, 2 cups of batter at a time, thinning it with 1/2 - 3/4 cup
water. Batter will be quite thin.
Cook in non-stick frypan WITHOUT OIL over medium or medium-high heat.
Use 1/2 cup batter per injera for a 12-inch pan or 1/3 cup batter for
a 10-inch pan. Pour batter in heated pan and quickly swirl pan to
spread batter as thin as possible.
Batter should be no thicker than 1/8-inch. Do not turn over. Injera
does not easily stick or burn. It is cooked through when bubbles
appear all over the top.
Finished injera will be thicker than a crepe, but thinner than a
Lay each injera on a clean towel for a minute or two, then stack in
covered dish to keep warm.
To serve, overlap a few injera on a platter and place stews on top (
most kinds of spicy bean or veggie stews/curries would be great with
this. For Ethiopian food, the spicier the better).
Or lay one injera on each dinner plate, and ladle stew servings on
top. Give each person three or more injera, rolled up or folded in
quarters, to use for scooping up the stews.
If you make 15 12-inch injeras, each would be about 120 calories, 3%
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