As part of our unit looking at Kai (food) Rooms 18 and 19 had a go at making Rēwana bread. This is made using a home made yeast (called a bug) out of potatoes.
The bug is prepared up to a week ahead by mashing potatoes with flour and sugar and being left to ferment (age) in a warm place.
This 'bug' is then added to a basic bread mixture and left to prove for a minimum of 4 hours. We baked it and ate it with lashings of butter and strawberry jam. Yum!
If you wish to have a go at making it yourself click here for the recipe.
He kai reka!