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Old 10-30-2005, 01:56 PM   #1
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Teff?

Has anyone used this stuff? It's on super-sale at the store, probably because no one knows what it is.

Made by Bob's Red Mill, the people who make that flaxseed flour, spelt, etc.

Looks like teeny tiny grains of brown sand. I'm intrigued. The recipes on the bag say to cook it like breakfast cereal, in muffins, and some other stuff I forget.

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Old 10-30-2005, 03:12 PM   #2
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Never heard of it. Going to Google and see what I find though.

"The grain has been widely cultivated and used in the countries of Ethiopia, India and it's colonies, and Australia. Teff is grown primarily as a cereal crop in Ethiopia where it is ground into flour, fermented for three days then made into enjera, a sourdough type flat bread. It is also eaten as porridge and used as an ingredient of home-brewed alcoholic drinks. The grass is grown as forage for cattle and is also used as a component in adobe construction in Ethiopia. At this time it is not widely known or used in the U.S., though it is cultivated in South Dakota and Idaho and is available in many health food stores." Found this info here.

Cool. Maybe ronjohn would be interested in this.
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Old 10-31-2005, 04:19 PM   #3
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and is also used as a component in adobe construction in Ethiopia. [/font]
hmmmmmmmmmmm. thanks for looking it up, but I don't think I will be eating any soon.
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"The grain has been widely cultivated and used in the countries of Ethiopia, India and it's colonies, and Australia. .........
Whoa, we've only just heard of Spelt. Teff is a newy on me.

Sounds like a derivative of Laughin' Lucerne.

Specialised niche crop grown in Western Australia. Gluten free.

Here are the Dept of Agriculture Farmnotes on it.
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Old 10-31-2005, 07:35 PM   #5
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Mudbug, if you get a chance to try injera, you should. I wonder if you can use the FP to ground up the teff you bought? Injera is a yummy sourdough pancake like bread.
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Old 11-04-2005, 03:37 PM   #6
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thanks for the tip, htc. I don't think the teff can be ground up much finer than the way I saw it at the store, unless I'm going for powder!
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Old 11-07-2005, 01:24 AM   #7
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Bob has a nice website talking about his products. Here is a link to his site regarding Teff - both the flour and the whole grain.
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Old 11-07-2005, 05:17 PM   #8
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Thanks, Michael. I'll check it out.
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Teff is not available locally here (in the country town) but next time we go to the big smoke I'll have a look for it.

Bob's info sounds as though it is worth a shot.

Let us know how it goes Ms. Muddy.
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