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Injera (Ethiopian bread)

danon@post.tau.ac.il (Gabi Danon)
Sun, 13 Oct 1996 00:21:09 +0200 (IST)

Somebody asked for an Injera recipe; here's one I got a few years ago from
a newspaper here in Israel, and never tried it. Please let me know if it's

The quantities in this recipe are for a medium-sized Ethiopian
restaurant... you should probably reduce it a little...

6 kg flour
100 gr yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tablespoon salt

Mix the yeast with water, and let stand until bubbly. Add flour, then sugar
and salt. Mix and start adding water, until you get something like a
pancake batter. Cover and leave for 3 days.

Oil a skillet and heat it well (it should be very hot). Pour a little water
on the bottom to cool it a little, then return to heat (this is supposed to
help form the pores on top). Pour a little batter, spread evenly, and cook
over medium heat for 3-4 minutes. The bottom should turn brown, and the top
should look like a sponge. Don't turn over.

Good luck

Gabi Danon