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#1 squirmingitch

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 06:44 AM

What does teff flour taste like & when is it most often used?
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#2 kenlove

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 06:52 AM

Its usually used in flat breads (injera) in Africa where it's from. I like the rich slight sour taste
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Injera
have also mixed it with other gluten-free flours here to had color and taste. Millet and sorghum are tow of them.


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Posted 07 July 2012 - 07:01 AM

You can eat teff warm, in cereal form, like oatmeal. Whole grain. Buy it in the health food store or online.

What do they use it for? Ha! "They" use it to make their gluten-free crap look "whole grain". Most of the gluten-free stuff is
made from white rice, tapioca, corn, everything they use to make pigs fat. It has NO nutritional value,
at all! None. Zip. Why would you eat it? Myself, I have no problem eating anything but my family members,
no gluten, no soy, looks like I might have to add GMO's too. That pains me but so far she can have nut
butter and that's what I bake with, adding things such as teff, or chia or hemp or flax or sunflower seeds,
there are more. Millet I grow in my yard and if the birds don't eat it I get some. Teff I grow as well. I
have a large yard, I grow 50% of my own food. I am getting into this homestead thing but keep in mind I am
retired and get to play all I want.

Good luck with the teff! It's an ancient grain... from the middle east, if I recall.
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 07:22 AM

What does teff flour taste like & when is it most often used?


Did you see the article Ken posted on Teff biscuits?

http://www.celiac.co...942#entry808942
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 08:10 AM

I use it in "mock rye bread", for example.

I think it has a nutty flavor.

http://whatscookinga.../Teff-Flour.htm
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 08:20 AM

I've been wanting to study teff more, but just haven't had time. It is one of the "protein" grains/flours. I do use it in my multigrain flour blend that tastes more like the 7 grain flours I used back in the day. That blend makes really good bread and pie crust. I also tried a chocolate mint cookie recipe with teff flour awhile back that was very good. The recipe came from Bob's Red Mill.

A very time comsuming project I've been working on for years is nearing completion, so I'm hoping I'll have more time to play around in the kitchen this fall. Maybe I'll finally be able to try more things with teff.
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 11:37 AM

Thank you all for answering & providing links & such. I may get some & try it in recipes.
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:16 PM

Keep in mind there is dark teff and ivory teff. Ivory teff is nicer in some baked goods but not in injera, of course. :)
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:59 PM

Yes, love2, I did note there is dark & light & a red too I believe. I think the light might be more to my liking. However I must admit that the dark was touted as having a hazelnut type of flavor & I do love hazelnuts.
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Self diagnosed dh Sept. 2011~~~ confirmed dx July 18, 2012
Gluten free Dec. 2011
Soy free Dec. 2011
Hubs self diagnosed dh March 30, 2012
Hubs gluten free March 30, 2012

Summer 2013 We both have added back a little soy which is near unavoidable & we are doing okay with that small amount.

 



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