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This is a recipe I got from an Oromo friend of mine. After seeing it at almost every gathering I go too, and falling in love with it EVERY WINTER when I am especially famished, I thought to myself, “I simply have to learn this.”

So here goes. You will need:

  1. 1 tbslp of yeast

  2. 5 cups and a half of white flour

  3. 4 eggs

  4. 1/2 cup sugar

  5. 1/2 cup oil

  6. 1tsp black seed

  7. pinch of salt

In a small bowl place the yeast and 3 tblsp of flour and 1/4-1/2 cup of water. Cover it and leave in a warm place to rise. Once it has risen. Place in a 20×20 4 liter plastic container and add the following one at a time, and mix in well. Add the sugar, oil, 4 eggs, black seed, salt,

1 and 3/4 of a cup of water and the rest of the flour. The mixture is thick and not runny. Cover and leave in the plastic container until it rises to the top–it will take quite a while. About an hour or so.

Then grease the oven dish (28×38 5 L) with a little oil and place the mixture in it. Pat it down with the palm of your hand–make sure it is evenly distributed in the pan. Leave aside for about 3-4 hours unitl it rises to the top of the oven dish and bake at 365 degrees unti golden brown and until a toothpick comes out clean. About 20-30 minutes.

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