A classic Ethiopian cake made with barley and with porridge inside.
2 cups of barley flour
3 cups of water
1 tablespoon of berbere (Ethiopian spice blend)
2-3 tablespoons of niter kibbeh or butter
Plain yogurt (optional)
Add water and salt to a pan and let it boil AT medium-hot heat.
Slowly add the flour onto the water while stirring. It will become a very thick batter. At this point, whisk the batter hard to remove any lumps. If you need, add more water to help on the process.
Remove the genfo from the heat and mold it in the form of a bowl with a hole in the middle.
Mix up the berbere with the melted niter kibbeh or with melted butter. Pour this mixture into the hole of the genfo while it is hot.
IT MAY BE SERVED with plain yogurt.