Monday, May 18, 2009

Bread Baking Babes: Buddies Show Off Their Injera

This past month's bread the Babes "baked" was quite the challenge for us and our buddies but we had five six intrepid bakers join us for some Authentic Ethiopian Injera,

BBB logo April 2009

including a few from places where Teff was really hard to find!

First to show up with her perfect looking and from the sounds of it tasting Injera was Judy from Judy's Gross Eats.

Judy Injera

She loves Ethiopian food even her dog didn't like the "Tacoma" aroma wafting from the starter.

Next in was Jude of Apple Pie, Patis, & Pate with his gorgeous looking injera

Jude injera

and admits to an "addiction" to the Ethiopian restaurants in Chicago.

Long time buddy, Caitlin of Engineer Baker used all her powers of persuasion to get her boyfriend make a drive to the Madison, WI Whole Foods to get her Teff flour.

Caitlins injera

Even though he wasn't buying the fantastic Injera she made (or the toxic smell the starter gave off), she wrapped up her injera to take home and enjoy all by herself; which gives a new meaning to "taking your ball and going home."

Astrid, my fellow Weekend Cat Blogging food friend at Paulchen's Food Blog searched high and low in her home of Austria for teff flour. She finally found it online and had a "grand time" (sarcasm here children) trying to get the starter to do what it was suppose to but on the third try she had great success! Just look how lovely her injera looks.

astird's injera

I'll bet it tasted fantastic with her yam wot and lentils.

Madam Chow came to the party with the perfectly chewy balanced injera

MadamChows Injera

and showed us all how you can combine many cultures of food with this flat bread by scooping up lovely leftover Mr. Chow's Coq au Vin with pieces of injera. When you get right down to it, there really isn't much different between Doro Wat and Coq au Vin, other than a few spices.

GUESS WHAT! We really had SIX buddies this month! Jane from Jane of Many Trades has a tale of woe to share but don't fret too much, despite having to improvise with some flour and water at the last minute, she and her other culinary half (both she and her husband are trained cooks!) pulled off a meal of injera and wot.

Janes Injera

Thanks Jane for letting me know about your post.

Don't forget to join me and the other Babes this Wednesday for the bread we've all been working so hard on this month and to see how you can join us as a Bread Baking Buddy.

If I missed anyone's injera, drop me a note so I can add you to the round up and thanks for all your great efforts this month!