Authentic Ethiopian Injera
Why you ask?
First I could not find very easily teff flour. I even thought I had to pause on this one. I was very sad but well what could I do?
But then I mamaged to even find an Austrian Webshop were I could buy teff flour and since they were in Vienna we even could drive there the same day to get it.
Then I happily started to make the starter. First it worked out quite well and it went all bubbly and active after a few hours… but then on day two, three and five it did not behave like Mary said and it started to smell real … um lets put it mildly: not so nice! There was no way I could use it and the deadline kept crawling nearer and nearer…
So a second try I started… and all got was some brownish backish water and something that reminded me of wet sand underneath. Nothing bubbly, happily foaming like a starter, not even with my wildest imaginations.
Well while I stood in my kitchen whining I told myself to give it one more try. I got myself a new packet of yeast, the flour and started one more try.
And it behaved! I got my starter and so I was finally able to make the Injera. TODAY!
I thought the deadline for being a buddy must have been gone by long now when I got back to Mary’s blog (who is serving as The Kitchen of the Month and provided us with this wonderul bread and even some correpsonding recipes to make a real feast!) that she had extended the deadline to 13th of May. YAY! SO maybe I still can be a Buddy *smile*
So here is my final result:
For tomorrows lunch at work I made some of Mary’s recipes she said would be eaten with the Injera:
I also made Ayib be Gomen but disturbingly I have no picture of this one on hand :/
I already tasted the Injera and liked it very much. I also tasted the foods and liked them too although I didn’t use chili with them like the recipes said cause neither I nor Babs like chili.
I am very curious how all will taste together and if G. and Babs will like it or not.
Thanks for the challenge Mary!
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