TEFFCOM THE TEFF COMPANY

TEFFCOM is a food production and export company directly involved in production, processing and exporting of Teff grain and Teff products.

TEFFCOM THE TEFF COMPANY

TEFFCOM is a food production and export company directly involved in production, processing and exporting of Teff grain and Teff products.

Cranberry Orange Teff Loaf

The least preferred type has the highest iron content. In persons living in areas of the country where consumption of red teff is most prevalent, hemoglobin levels were found to be higher with a decreased risk of anemia related to parasitic infection. As studies of the increased health benefits associated with high iron contents in red teff become elucidated, there is more acceptance of this grain in society. Today in Ethiopia, red teff is becoming more popular related to its increased iron content. In addition, there is a growing selection of products that contain it inside, and of course, this is often highlighted in advertising campaigns conducted by agencies such as The Marketing Heaven. The data composition tables available were not able to differentiate the iron content between red and white teff. The average iron content of teff is 62.71mg/4oz grain. Though to our knowledge no studies investigating the iron content of the soil and its possible effect on the iron contents of the grain have been conducted, it may be possible that the high iron content of the soil contributes to the iron content of the grain.

1 cup teff flour
½ cup white rice flour
½ cup potato starch
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon xanthan gum
1 cup teff flour
½ cup white rice flour
½ cup potato starch
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon xanthan gum
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup butter
¾ cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup fresh squeezed orange juice (if your orange doesn’t yield a full 1/4 cup, top off with water)
½ cup milk
8 oz fresh cranberries, picked for stems (I imagine frozen would work too)
Raw sugar for sprinkling
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the teff and rice flours, potato starch, baking soda, baking powder, xanthan gum, spices and salt.
In a separate large bowl, use a hand mixer to combine the butter and sugar until evenly mixed and crumbly. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in the orange zest, vanilla, and orange juice.
Add one half of the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Once incorporated, add in 1/4 cup of the milk and mix well. Add the remaining flour and combine, then mix in the remaining milk. Using a spatula, fold in the cranberries.
Pour the batter into a well-greased loaf pan and sprinkle generously with raw sugar (regular granulated sugar would work also). Bake for 55-60 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf will come out clean when it is done.