December 20, 2010

Ethiopian Spiced Honey Bread

Okay friends…here is the recipe!!
As much as I would like to be---I am not an organized, take beautiful pictures baker. I feel a HUGE accomplishment to even bake!!
Yemarina Yewotet Dabo
(Ethiopian Spiced Honey Bread)
1 package of yeast, active dry
1/4 c lukewarm water
1 egg
1/3 cup honey
1 Tbsp.  ground coriander seed
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 cup lukewarm milk
6 Tbsp butter melted
4-5 cups flour, all purpose
In a small bowl, sprinkle yeast over warm water. Let stand for 3 minutes, then stir to dissolve. Set the bowl in a warm place for about 5 minutes; mixture should double in volume. If it does not, repeat procedure.
Combine the egg, honey, coriander, cinnamon, cloves, and salt in a deep bowl, mixing until smooth. Add the yeast mixture, milk , and 5 tbsp of melted butter. Beat until well blended. Stir in the flour 1/2 cup at a time, until becomes to stiff to stir.
On a lightly floured board, knead the dough, adding a small amount of flour when necessary to keep from sticking.  Knead for about 5 minutes. Place dough in a large, greased bowl. Cover with a damp cloth and let sit in warm place for about 1 1/2 hours.
Grease a cookie sheet with remaining butter. Punch down bread and knead it again for a few minutes. Shape dough into a round or a braid and place on sheet. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Let bread rise again while oven is preheating. Bake bread for 1 hour or until the top is crusty and light golden brown.
I found this recipe somewhere but have no idea where now.  It is a good one!


  1. Ok, I really want to make this for our family for Christmas this year. But I don't always do so well with yeast! I'll give it a try though! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. I love this picture! (and the people in it, oh and I like bread too)
    Thanks for posting the recipe!

  3. ooh yum! oh, and watch out, Bekah is sneaking up to GIT YA in that one picture! ;)

  4. Looks good! Thank you for your effort! I know what it's like since I'm not a natural baker either!


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