10 Minute Injera

10 Minute Injera

This is a 10 Minute Injera, so you know that it is not true, authentic injera.  My son is from Ethiopia and he would eat this daily.  I would love to figure out how to make it more like what he ate.  For now, this will work.

10 Minute Injera

1/2 c. whole wheat flour

1/3 c. all-purpose flour (I used all-purpose flour because I didn’t have whole wheat)

1 T. brown sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. baking powder

1/8 tsp. baking soda

~ sift all of this together in a glass bowl.

Directions for 10 Minute Injera

In a separate bowl, whisk 2 eggs and 2 c. buttermilk (I didn’t have buttermilk, so I used 3/4 c. milk and then I poured enough lemon juice in it to make a full cup).

Mix liquid with dry ingredients.

Get your griddle or skillet very hot with 1 T. oil.

Pour out 2 Tbsp onto your griddle and get super thin someone told me to pour the batter out with a ladle so you can swirl it around and it will get the “look” of traditional injera.

They look like latke’s but they taste like injera.

It was fantastic!



Gomen Wot

Gomen Wot

This Gomen Wot is one of J’s favorite meals.  He loves it when I cook Ethiopian food.  It takes me all day to make it, but it is worth it.  To see his face light up when he smells Ethiopian food makes my life worth living!  I hope I can do it justice and make your birth mom proud.

My good friend, Betty, is willing to answer all my crazy questions.  She and her husband took care of J while we were here fighting for him.  I can never outcook her.  She is a fabulous cook, but I can seek her wisdom.

Gomen Wot

1/2 c. oil

4 carrots, chopped

1 onion, chopped

Sea salt, 1 1/2 tsp.

1 tsp. pepper

Cumin, 1 tsp.

1 Tbsp. turmeric

2 tsp. garlic, minced

1/2 head cabbage, chopped

5 potatoes, peeled and cubed


Gomen Wot is all pretty simple.  You will saute most of this stuff up (except the cabbage).  Once it is all sauteed up, throw it all in a crockpot and set it on low.  Let it slow cook for the day.  This is a traditional Wot.