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I found this recipe online, modified it, and tried it, I had originally substituted almond extract for vanilla 1 to 1...not a good idea, almond extract is much stronger than vanilla, so I reduced it from 2 tsp, to 1/2 tsp. In response to Maya's question about O-nonnie dessert ideas, I thought I'd post this one. It may be an acquired taste, but I acquired it without much problem, and it satisfied my sweet tooth. The energy bars in recipeBase are good too, just use all prunes instead of prunes and dates, then make a bunch ahead of time, and freeze them. They taste best straight out of the freezer.
2 cups water
½ cup teff (cooks at a 4:1 ratio with water)
2 large rip bananas
2 tablespoons molasses
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
3 Tbs. cocoa.
In small pot bring water and teff to boil, then simmer over very low heat and cover for 15-20 minutes or until water is absorbed. Stir occasionally. Let cool to room temperature. In a blender or food processor blend cooked teff and remaining ingredients until smooth and light. Add additional water if too thick.
Pour into serving bowl, chill and serve. Tastes best good and chilled.
(The above recipe can be found in the cook book, "Vegetarian Tastes of Toronto", pages 13 and 119. Recipes courtesy of Bernie Thimian, submitted in care of the Mississauga Vegetarian Association.)