Mānuka Honey-Glazed Parāoa Parai

Mānuka Honey-Glazed Parāoa Parai

Parāoa Parai is a traditional Māori fried bread, often served at hākari (feasts) on the marae for Matariki. Golden and crispy on the outside and perfectly light and fluffy on the inside. Served with a mānuka honey glaze, these are an essential addition to your Matariki feast.
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Servings 12


Parāoa Parai

  • 1 cup milk ^ at room temperature
  • ¾ cup water ^ at room temperature
  • 4 Tbsp oil ^
  • 1 Tbsp white sugar ^
  • 5 g yeast
  • 1 pack plain flour
  • tsp salt ^


  • 40 g mānuka honey


  • Bring milk and water measure to room temperature.
  • Place milk, water measure, oil, sugar and yeast in a bowl, stir to combine and leave for 5 minutes to allow yeast to activate. After 5 minutes, add flour and salt measure and stir to combine. Use your hands to knead for 2-3 minutes, until smooth and elastic. You can add a little more flour if the dough is too sticky. Cover the dough and leave to rise for about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  • Drizzle some oil on a clean bench or surface and place dough on bench. Use your hands to press out dough into a 2cm-thick rectangle. Cut into 12 squares and leave to rise again for a further 15 minutes.
  • Heat enough oil to cover the bottom of your frypan on low heat. Fry dough in batches for 3-4 minutes each side, until golden. You may need to adjust the temperature of your oil as you go, dough will take a few minutes on each side in order to cook through. If you accidentally take it out too soon, you can pop in the oven on at 160°C for a few minutes to cook through completely.
  • Cut a hole in honey sachet and squeeze a little onto each bread, then use a pastry brush to glaze parāoa parai with honey. Serve immediately.
Calories: 231kcal

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