Not since the Gnocchi/Falafel Disaster of 2005 has such a travesty been seen in the Garcia household. Led by a seemingly wonderful recipe, Allison Garcia set aside an hour of her life (or three days depending on how you look at it) in the noble attempt to make injera, a typical Ethiopian tortilla-like bread. This is what injera traditionally looks like:
Mmm…doesn’t that look delicious. That was what the Garcia’s were looking forward to. Following the recipe, Allison mixed teff flour and water together and let it ferment for 2-3 days, then she lightly oiled a pan and cooked it at the low heat. Disgusting mess is the best way to describe the results. The first one was actually the best, but still was pretty disgusting. Here’s what the Injera Disaster of 2012 produced…
Note the difference from the real injera picture. It was sticky and gooey and did not taste at all like injera. Julio was not brave enough to attempt this nasty mess, but Allison, feeling obligated due to all the time she and thought she put into it, ate a bit. Not delicious….
Anyway, just thought I would share that not everything I attempt turns out great. And to be wary of injera recipes!