Teff is the tiniest grain in the world. For thousands of years, it has been Ethiopia's most important food, making everything from bread to beer. Now the rest
of the world is noticing the big potential of this little gluten free grain. Mild, sweet & nutty, teff is incredibly high in calcium, with protein, iron, and fiber, to boot.
Its tiny seeds make a great base for savory saucy dishes like curries and stews, too.
TEFF PORRIDGE WITH DATES AND HONEY
1 cup teff
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1/4 tsp ground cloves
3 cups water
3/4 cup pitted dates, halved
1/4 tsp sea salt
3 tbsp honey, plus additional for topping
1/4 cup walnuts or almonds, coarsely chopped
yogurt, milk, or cream (optional)
- Heat a heavy, 2-quart saucepan over medium heat.
- Add teff and toast, stirring frequently until grains begin to pop, 3-6 minutes.
- Add water, butter, and cloves. Stir well.
- Bring to gentle boil, cover and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in dates, salt, and honey. Cover and simmer until teff is tender and the porridge is the desired thickness, 5-10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let cool for 5 mins.
- Ladle into bowls, top with walnuts and yogurt, milk or cream. Drizzle with honey. Makes 8 servings.