Sunday, March 31, 2013

Dabo Kolo (Ethiopian Spicy Dough Snack)

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.

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