Injera (Ethiopian Teff Bread)
A naturally fermented, spongy, gluten-free flatbread from Ethiopia is made from teff flour and water, using wild yeast to ferment over a couple of days. It is then cooked like a crepe and turned into a flavorful, tangy bread to serve with your favorite Ethiopian food. The fermentation process can take up to 2 or 3 days, depending on your climate. Injera is typically served with vegetables and/or meat on top where the bread is actually an eating utensil.
The objective of the fermentation process is to achieve a liquid mixture (like a crepe batter) with a slightly pungent smell and a moderate increase in volume. This can take up to 3 days but could occur in 12 hours, depending on the humidity and temperature of the environment. Keep your eye and nose on the mixture to understand when it is ready. This recipe is how it worked for me in a relatively cool home with very low humidity.