Who would have thought eating Ethiopian food would be possible, let alone baking Ethiopian bread! That dream will soon be a reality after you learn to bake the sweet Himbasha.
Himbasha Recipe by Chef Maria Goretti

- Africa


- 3

Cooking Time

-20 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 10-12 Min


  • For Himbasha: 600 gm all purpose flour
  • 50 ml melted butter
  • 55 gm castor sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 30 ml vegetable oil
  • 200 ml water
  • 10 gm activated yeast
  • 1-2 olive oil
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  1. 1

    Procedure to make Himbasha: In a bowl add refined flour, melted butter, castor sugar, salt, cardamom powder.
  2. 2

    Add oil, water, activated yeast and prepare a dough.
  3. 3

    In a bowl add olive oil and leave the dough to prove with a covered piece of cloth for 30 - 35 minutes.
  4. 4

    On a baking tray drizzle olive oil and place the dough in it.
  5. 5

    Cut the dough into slices and prick it using a fork.
  6. 6

    Bake it in a preheated oven at 180' C for 20 minutes and Himbasha is ready to serve.
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Maria Goretti has a long list of accolades under her belt, from being a VJ and a dancer to an award-winning author. Her shows on LF are charged by her effervescent personality as she simplifies some of the most complicated cooking and baking techniques.

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