Fried Bread

You can also find this recipe in te reo Māori: He Parāoa Parai

Prep Time
Fried Bread



  1. Place the flour, sugar, yeast and salt in a bowl and stir to combine. Add most of the warm water and mix to form a soft dough, adding more water as required.
  2. Knead the dough on a floured surface for 2 minutes.
  3. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover and leave for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  4. Oil the bench and gently flatten the dough with your hands to form a square shape, about 1½ cm thick.
  5. Cut into 8 even-sized pieces and cover for 20 minutes.
  6. With the help of an adult, heat the oil in a frypan. Test heat by placing a wooden spoon handle into the oil. It should steadily bubble around the handle. Allow oil to cool if it is too hot.
  7. Carefully place two pieces of dough into the oil and cook for about 2 minutes on each side, until puffed and golden. Repeat for the remaining dough.
  8. Drain the bread on paper towel. Serve with your favourite toppings, or on the side with your main meal.

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Super easy and always turns out 5+


These were very nice and easy to make.


I hope I do my mum and sister's proud, but I'll leave the Marae Whare kai to them the experts.


Reminds me of childhood memories of when we used to have this at feeds.


Love this recipe. Very delicious with cold butter and jam.


Absolutely love this recipe

Nancy Kaipo

E pai ana


Brings back childhood memories.