Himbasha (Ge'ez: ሕምባሻ; var. Ambasha, አምባሻ) is an Ethiopian and Eritrean celebration bread that is slightly sweet. It is often served at special occasions. It is prepared in a number of varieties, however the most distinctive flavoring is ground cardamom seeds.
The dough is given a decorative touch before baking. The design varies in detail, but in general is given the shape of a wheel with indentations to create several spokes (see picture).
Common additions to the recipe include (candied) ginger or raisins, although plain varieties are common also.
 See also
- ^ Debrawork Abate (1995(EC)) [1993(EC)]. የባህላዌ መግቦች አዘገጃጀት [Traditional Food Preparation] (in Amharic) (2nd ed.). Addis Ababa: Mega Asatame Derjet (Mega Publisher Enterprise). pp. 195–196.
- ^ Warren, Olivia (2000). Taste of Eritrea: Recipes from One of East Africa's Most Interesting Little Countries. Hippocrene Books, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7818-0764-7.