Dabo is the word for bread in Ethiopia.
Kolo is the word for roasted barley.
Dabo Kolo is spicy and crunchy and is a popular snack in Ethiopia!
A friend made this for an Ethiopian adoptive family get-together, and I decided to make it myself today. It is Easter--my husband is working and our families are far away, so it is just me at home--and I am thinking about Ethiopia and our little girl we are waiting for a referral for (several years out). I thought it would be fun to make this snack to add to my lunches this week. Enjoy!
2 cups wheat flour
2 tablespoons berbere
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
4 tablespoons butter, softened at room temperature
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine and mix dry ingredients (flour, berbere, sugar, and salt).
3. Slowly add the water and mix to form a thick paste. Remove the mixture from the bowl and knead it on a lightly-floured surface for a few minutes to form a thick dough.
4. Add the softened butter and knead for five minutes.
5. Let the dough rest in a cool place for ten minutes.
6. Roll the dough into balls the size of a dime or smaller. Place them on a baking sheet.
7. Bake for 20-30 minutes, stirring or shaking the pan a few times to prevent sticking.
8. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Store in a dry air-tight container.