Dabo Kolo (Crunchy Spice Bites) Recipe
2 cup unbleached white flour
2 tbsp berbere
1 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup light oil
Preheat oven to 350F. In a bowl combine flour, berbere, sugar & salt.
Gradually mix in about 2/3 c of water until a thick paste is formed.
Dump the mixture onto a floured board & knead until you have a stiff
dough. Make a well in the centre of the dough ball & pour in the oil.
Fold the dough over the oil & knead for another 5 minutes. Cover the
dough with a cloth to keep it moist. Break off chunks to roll into
1/4" round strips. Cut these strips into 1/2" long pieces, preferably
using scissors so that the ends wil lbe pinche. Bake on a flat sheet
for 20 to 30 minutes until crisp. Stir 2 or 3 times to ensure even
browning. When cool, store in an airtight container.
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