Ethiopian Ambasha Recipe

Step 1

Dissolve the yeast in warm water for 10 minutes. Add the coriander, cinnamon, white pepper, fenugreek, salt, oil and lukewarm water, and stir well. Slowly add the flour until a mass forms. On a floured board, knead the dough for 10 minutes or until it is smooth and tiny bubbles form. (note: this recipe makes a stickier dough than usual)

Step 2

Reserve a 1-inch piece of dough. With floured hands spread the dough out on an ungreased pizza pan. Using a sharp knife, score the dough in a design similar to the spokes of a bicycle wheel. Place the reserved ball of dough in the center of the scored dough. Cover and let rise one hour.

Step 3

Bake at 350F for an hour or until golden brown. Combine the topping ingredients in a small bowl. While still warm brush the bread with topping. Yield: 1 16-inch loaf.

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Things You'll Need

  • 1tb Active dry yeast
  • 1/4c Warm water
  • 2tb Ground coriander
  • 1ts Ground cardamom
  • 1/2ts White pepper
  • 1ts Ground fenugreek
  • 2ts Salt
  • 1/3c Vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4c Lukewarm water
  • 5c Unbleached flour
  • 1tb Cayenne
  • 2tb Oil
  • 1/4ts Ground ginger
  • 1pn Ground cloves
  • 1/8ts Cinnamon

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