Who can tell it’s not wheat?
I have discovered a new grain to use in my gluten free baking! I know, I know “exotic flours” are not easy to come by but this one is worth the effort! It’s a tiny little cereal grain called Teff that originated in Ethiopia and it makes the most delightful addition to the stand-by gluten free flours. I’ve added it to my bread recipe (approx 1/4 the flours) and you can’t tell it’s not wheat! I’m so thrilled with the outcome. In my kitchen I’m blessed to have a small grain mill and was able to grind my flour fresh, it even smelled like wheat when I was grinding it. Of course there are subtle differences but I highly recommend trying it if you can purchase some. If you can’t find a local mill or health foods grocery to purchase it from you can get the flour at http://www.teffco.com/. Surprisingly it is grown right here in little ol’ Idaho!
*I will add this note, I have notice in my research on teff that there is some debate as to wether or not it truly is gluten free. Most of what I can find shows that it is certified gluten free. I usually react quite severly to gluten even in the smallest amounts but have not had any reaction to the teff I have been using in my kitchen, neither have any of the kids. That being said I would definately research it individually before going hog wild! It seems to be tolerable by some and not others. Because of this question I changed the title to “not wheat”.*