Mrs O’Grady brought us her favourite recipe for Maori Fried Bread. She made some large copies for in the classroom and a small copy for each of us to put into our scrapbook and take home.
We went into the Technology Room and helped to carry all the equipment and ingredients. What did we need?
The equipment – A bowl, measuring and stirring spoons, a measuring cup, a fry pan (electric) and tongs too.
We also had ingredients – Flour, salt, baking powder, water( and oil for frying.)
We looked carefully at the recipe and read it our together several times. We identified the things it said we needed. We also talked about he order or sequence in which we did things.
Using the measuring cup we put the flour into the bowl. Then we added the salt and baking powder. We used the cups and spoons to measure the amounts. We knew how much we needed from the recipe. After that we pored in enough water to make a soft dough. Mrs O’Grady said it was important that it was soft because that made the bread very light and fluffy.
Everyone enjoyed having a turn to stir the mixture. We made sure all the flour was mixed in and the dough was smooth. We used the spoon to stir gently so the flour did not fly out of the bowl.
Onto a floured surface we tipped the dough. It was soft and gooey! Our fingers got very sticky, so we added some more flour. we made the dough into a circle and flattened the top so it was of an even thickness.
THEN – we covered the dough so it could rest and went into the hall to see the Library Road Show. After that it was lunch time. After lunch we all went back to the Tech Room to finish our Maori Bread.
We counted how many people were in the room to share the bread. (We counted the teachers too – lucky them!)
Then we cut the circle of bread dough into equal pieces, first in half, then quarters and then each quarter into three pieces. In the end we had twelve equal pieces – twelfths.
We put enough oil inn the fry pan to shallow fry the Maori Bread. The oil heated up so that when we put the bread in, it would sizzle and fry. The oil had to be not too hot. We wanted the bread to be golden brown and cooked all the way through, so it was light and fluffy and not raw and doughy in the middle!
Because the oil was hot Mrs de Koning turned the pieces of dough carefully and added more as they cooked. It looked and smelled delicious….. While the dough was cooking we all decorated our recipe sheets. We drew some of the equipment, some of the ingredients and some pictures of people enjoying the yummy Maori Fried Bread!!
First we said a grace – a blessing prayer over the food. We ate one piece in the tech Room and then took the second piece back to class to nibble as we sat with our bags and book bags ready to go home.
On Monday we will glue our decorated recipe sheets into our Scrapbooks so we can take them home and maybe Mum or Dad will let us
Mrs O’Grady finished frying her batch of bread and we took that back to class!!