This day started off on the wrong foot... When I was having breakfast this morning, all of a sudden my face started to feel very 'hot' and sunburnt, then my hands & feet & knees started to feel like that too, but also tingly. Very weird! My parents thought that it might be an allergic reaction to the spoonfuil of almond butter I had, but that's weird because I have that every day. Hmm.
Anyways, the injera batter looked ready so I decided to try to make some to take for our trip.^Before fermentation...
^And after! It smells weird and got bubbly.
Here's a picture of the very first one in the frying pan:
Unfortunately, it didn't work out so well... The injera didn't get any of its characteristic bubbles- instead, it got all crackly and fell apart. Was that because I didn't ferment it enough? Probably.
Undeterred, I tried again:
Argh! More cracks!
I did end up eating some, though. I cooked the little bits and the mini-injera were very yummy. A nice sour tang was quite unexpected, but pleasant.
Maybe my heat was too high? I won't know until next week, since we have to leave right away and I haven't packed yet. The injera batter is in the fridge waiting for me :)