Ethiopian cake and plate
Ethiopian cake and plate

Ethiopian Coffee Morning

Donkey and foal walking in a line

Legend has it that the coffee plant, coffee arabica, originated in Ethiopia. Today, Ethiopia produces the 5th largest crop of coffee each year in the world. The coffee ceremony is still one of the most recognisable parts of Ethiopian culture.

Across the country, people are heavily reliant on working animals for transport and agriculture. SPANA has been helping the working animals of Ethiopia since 2003. Host a traditional Ethiopian coffee morning and you can raise funds for the donkeys who carried your coffee beans on their backs.

Giant Ethiopian Bread

In Ethiopia a Giant Bread (or defo dabo) would be baked by the women of the household and kept ready for serving at coffee time. Maybe it could serve as the perfect treat at your own Ethiopian coffee morning?
Man slicing ethiopian bread

How to make and bake it?

1 (12 inch) Giant Ethiopian Bread, 20 slices

For the bread:

 

  • 50g (30 oz) self-raising flour
  • 7g (¼ oz) easy bake/dried yeast (one sachet)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon black cumin (seeds)
  • 60ml (2 fl oz) sunflower oil
  • 700ml (1¼ pint) water

Prep: 2hr

Cook: 40min

Ready in: 2hr 40min

 

  • Tip all of the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and add water & oil.
  • Use your hands to combine the ingredients, forming a soft dough. Knead until dough is smooth. Make sure the mixture is not too firm and not too runny.
  • Cover the bowl and leave in a warm, draft-free place for 1-2 hours or until the dough rises.
  • Preheat the oven to 190ºC / Gas Mark 5.
  • Put greased foil in a medium baking tray and then place the dough on top. Cover the top of the dough again using greased foil.
  • Place in your pre-heated oven for about 35-40 minutes or until lightly golden.
  • Prepare another tray and cover it with a tea towel.
  • Take the bread from the oven and cool for 3 minutes, then remove the bread and put it onto the other tray.
  • Finally, wait for about 10 minutes before serving.

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Enter your details below to receive your free SPANA World Tea Party sponsorship pack by post, and get fundraising for SPANA. Included in the pack are fun activities, games and recipe cards to make your Tea Party special.
  • We’ll use your details to fulfil your request. There are many simple, fun and inspiring ways you can help us reach more animals in need and the communities who depend on them. By submitting this form you are demonstrating an active interest in SPANA’s work and we will contact you by post with information about our activities and other ways you can support and donate to our work, unless you tell us otherwise by ticking the box above.
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