Teff Dabo Kolo (Crunchy bites for a snack ) ዳቦ ቆሎ
1/2 cup all-purpose flour or oats flour
1/2 cup teff flour
Red: beets, Yellow: turmeric, Green: spinach, or any food coloring to make different color
2 tbsp brown sugar or honey
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
oil or softened butter
In a mixing bowl, combine and mix dry ingredients. Slowly add the water and oil or softened butter. Mix to form a thick paste. Remove from the bowl and knead it on a lightly floured surface. Knead it well for 10-15 minutes until you have a stiff dough. Cover the dough let rest for 1-2 hours.
Divide the dough into 3equal sections and use different food coloring for each section. Knead the color into the dough. Divide the dough into handful-size pieces and roll the dough Using the palm of your hand, make a round thin long strips ” bead stick” not quite as thick as your finger. Cut these rolls into pieces using scissors so that the ends will be pinched.
Preheat oven to 300°- 350°F. Spray/grease the pan, baking sheet, or Standard and heavy-duty aluminum foil with cooking spray. Place enough of the uncooked Dabo kolo on a baking sheet/pan. Bake in a hot oven, stirring or shaking occasionally to prevent sticking. Bake until lightly browned and crisp on all sides.When done remove from oven and continue the next batch and remove from oven When done, and crisp. When you finish baking all allow to cool completely.
served with coffee or tea. Also, it can be a snack for kids with hot chocolate.