Have you missed me? I have almost missed me. Life has been so busy since the end of summer. And then…we had the wildfires here in Santa Rosa. We are fine but had to evacuate at 3 a.m. which meant that our entire routine has been upset. But I could not be more grateful that we are safe and still have a home. Many that I know were not so fortunate regarding the home but all are safe somewhere.
Now back to the fermentillas which I promised in September sometime…
Don’t know what a fermentilla is? It is my name for a food that is like a tortilla but made with fermented beans and grains. It is similar to the Indian dosa but different as it is heartier and mine do not contain any processed grains such as white rice. So these are “good for you”.
They require time and patience but I find it worth it to make them. Making one batch takes me about 1 hour after the initial 1 to 2 day fermentation. When doing this for the Sonoma County Fermentation Festival, I usually end up with a couple dozen of my experiments hanging around in my freezer and those will last me a few months. I freeze them with waxed paper between each fermentilla.
They aren’t very photogenic but they make up for that with their slightly sour flavor and firm texture. Even my somewhat particular husband likes them occasionally. I have even used them instead of injera (although they are a poor stand in) for my Ethiopian food and instead of naan for my Indian food. They make good wraps and also taste great on their own. I hope that you will consider making them. (If you already have, please feel free to post a comment – or just post a comment if you have anything to say…)