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Ethiopian Injera Bread
6 votes


It's a sour dough flat bread.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Baked Good
  • 1 cup teff flour, light or dark
  • 1 cup water
  • pinch of sea salt
  • vegetable oil or ghee
How to make it:
  1. Put flour in bowl.
  2. Slowly add the water, stirring to avoid lumps.
  3. Stir in the sea salt.
  4. Put a cover on the bowl and let sit one to two days, depending on desired level of sourness, it will become bubbly, and smell kind of bad, but that's good.
  5. Heat your nonstick or lightly oiled cast-iron skillet until a water drop dances on the surface.
  6. Make sure the surface of the pan is smooth, otherwise your injera will fall apart when you try to remove it.
  7. Coat the pan with a thin layer of batter.
  8. Injera should be thicker than a crepe, but not as thick as a traditional pancake.
  9. It will rise slightly when it heats.
  10. Cook until holes appear on the surface of the bread. Once the surface is dry, remove the bread from the pan and let it cool.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Teff  A N A A A A N N
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Oil Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Ghee (Clarified Butter)1 N N N B N B N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This is a low lectin recipe.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Sep 30, 2007 at 09:53 PM By: Rodney
    • Revised Oct 01, 2007 at 09:03 AM By: Father Tiresias
    • Revised Oct 04, 2007 at 12:38 AM By: Don