Tobia-Teff bread and cereals
Teff, a little known gluten-free grain, is a staple of the Ethiopian and Eritrean diet and is both nutritious (it contains significant levels of iron, calcium, magnesium and vitamins B and C) and low in calories. Although it cannot be exported from Ethiopia is it now being grown in Israel and the USA and is becoming increasingly available on the UK market.
Tobia-Teff, whose packaging really does not do justice to their excellent products, make organic and non-organic brown and white flour, breads and cereal.
So, do not be put off by the concept of an 'extruded teff cereal'.... The Teffios (84% teff, 10% rice flour, 5% sugar & salt) were really delicious – a wholesomely tasty and very crisp version of a Rice Crispy; the Teffzer Puffed Teff (100% pure teff) – a micro version of puffed wheat – just as tasty but less crunchy. Both excellent with yoghurt and fruit for breakfast.
The Brown Shelled Sunflower Bread, if you are into pumpernickel-type bread – is delicious. Solid and serious eating – but a good wholesome slightly sour, sour-doughy flavour and certainly full of goodness. Ingredients are shelled sunflower seeds, wholegrain teff flour, gluten-free yeast, sunflower oil, xanthan gum and water. The White Raisin Bread does not bear much resemblance to standard white bread but the raisins are a nice addition although one tester thought it would have been better still had they pushed out the boat and added a little honey.
These products are all available from the website, and from various stockists nationwide: Teffios and Teffzer cereals cost £3.20 for 300g. The White Raisin Bread costs £3.50 for 780g and the Brown Shelled Sunflower Bread costsd £3.50 for a 780g loaf.