Parāoa Parai (Fry Bread)
1 cup chilled Milk
¾ cup boiling Water
1 Tablespoon Dried Active Yeast
1 Tablespoon Honey
4 Tablespoons Oil
4-4 ½ cups Flour
1 ½ tsp Salt
Oil for frying
Mix together the cold milk, boiling water and honey. Stir to dissolve the honey, then add the yeast and leave for around 15 minutes to activate.
Then add in flour and salt, mix to combine and then give it a gentle knead in the bowl to bring together in to a smooth bowl, then leave cover with a damp tea towel and leave to double in size.
Lightly oil your bench and then roll dough out to a 2cm thickness and cut into squares. Cover the dough with a damp tea towel and leave to proof on the bench for around 15 minutes.
While dough is resting, heat a medium size pot of oil 165°C. Then gently place dough in the hot oil, ensuring you flip each piece to cook the other side.
Once golden on both side and cooked in the middle, remove from oil and drain on a paper towel. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Our fav topping is of course butter and honey! Or why not go all out and dunk it in some Creamed Paua, or have it with a hangi or boil up, now you're really talking.
What's your favourite way to eat Fry Bread?