Teff enjera dough starter
Sourdough starters improve with age, mine is passed down from dough to dough for about 15 years (thanks to Emaye) . But due to popular demand I had to make this step-by-step easy guide to making an incredible Teff enjera starter from scratch in 6 easy steps. Start baking your own authentic Enjera at home with this starter.
Teff Enjera dough starter
- 1.5 cup Teff Flour
- 1.5 cup Filtered Water
- 1 tsp dry yeast
- Day 1: Combine 1 cup teff flour, 1 cup water and dry yeast in a non-reactive container (Glass, stainless steel, or food-grade plastic). Make sure the container is large enough to hold your starter as it grows at least 1-quart capacity. Stir everything together thoroughly, make sure there's no dry flour anywhere. Cover the container and let the mixture sit at warm room temperature (about 70°F) for 24 hours. Day 2: Pour off any liquid on the surface, it is ok if it is darkDay 3: By the third day, you'll likely see some activity Add 1/4 fresh flour and 1/4 filtered water, stir until smooth then cover again and let it rest for another 24 hrsDay 4: Pour off any liquid on the surface, it is ok if it is darkDay 5: Add the remaining 1/4 fresh flour and 1/4 filtered water, stir until smooth then cover again and let it rest for another 24 hrs Day 6: Ready to be used to make enjera
- In summer ( hot weather) the starter may over ferment and may be very sour, ready for use on day 4
- The reason I suggest filtered or bottled water is that chlorinated water straight from the tap might make it more difficult for your starter to get going. I filter my tap water through home water filter or may use any bottled water
- Store this starter in the refrigerator, Pour off any liquid on the surface and feed it regularly with 1/4 cup flour and 1/4 cup water once a week.
- If you are planning on making enjera every week like me, after making your enjera, rinse your batter container along with the cup you used to pour your enjera batter on the oven, pan or Mitad. you may use that as next batch starter