Yep, NZ Bread.
I can hear you non NZer’s going ‘what’ ??????? What is Rewena ?
It is yeasty beasty people, a NZ bread.
We call it Maori bread or Paraoa bread.
It is made with a starter like sourdough or an Italian Biga but it is made out of Potatoes and flour………..My uncles used to make it and they used to make fried bread too but I can’t remember if the fried bread was made from the rewena, I think not, I can remember a very sticky dough in the fry pan……….. and I will do that one another day.
Rewena has an almost sour tang to it because there is a fermentation period, similar to sour dough.I have heard of people keeping it like a sourdough starter but I am not 100% sure about this, I would have thought it would go rotten!! Now 2 of the recipes below have a touch of yeast and one is yeast free.
SO WHAT ARE WE AIMING FOR???
My recipe is an old family one so I am unable to share it but there is two very good recipes below that will give you similar if not exact results:) Sorry, I can share the bread, the process and the photo’s but not the recipe as its not mine to give!! As I have said in prior posts, Dean Brettschneider, a NZ baker also makes one and his recipe is in his book “Global Baker”.
LETS LOOK ATHE PHOTOS!! Gorgeous!! and the taste……..
And you know what I am going to say now!!!
Enjoy, Enjoy, Enjoy!!or as we say in NZ , SWEET AS!!
Will start hunting down the fry bread recipe:)