Dabo Kolo, a famous Ethiopian snack.
Instruction for making Dabo Kolo:
- 2 cups all purpose or wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil or melted butter
- 1/2 cup water, more or less (You could need more or less depending on your flour and humidity)
Whisk together the flour, salt, sugar and cayenne pepper in a medium mixing bowl. Add the oil or butter and stir together until evenly distributed. Add water 1 Tablespoon at a time until you have a stiff dough that holds together well.
Knead the dough until smooth, about 5 minutes.
Preheat a griddle or heavy-bottomed frying pan over medium heat.
Divide dough into golf ball sized pieces and roll each piece into long rope-like pieces that are about a 1/2″ around. Cut each dough rope into 1/2″ pieces.
Evenly space the dough pieces on the hot pan and turn occasionally -tongs make the job very easy- until lightly browned all over.
Allow the Dabo Kolo to cool completely, if you can, and store any you don’t eat at room temperature in an airtight container.