In our new video series Kids in the Kitchen, our kids are the ones doing all the cooking. Enjoy episode two, where six-year-old Raine McKeever shows us how to make her Granny Mari’s brown bread.
Inspired by the impressive bread -making efforts of Maeve Kennedy, Raine McKeever decided to demonstrate her own prowess in the kitchen. Raine was keen to show that brown bread (recipe below) is just as good, and a bit quicker to make, than Maeve’s no-knead French bread. A bit of friendly rivalry between six-year-olds can’t be beaten.
If you have a budding baker in your house and you and your child would like to share what they're cooking up while they're home, we'd love to see or hear about it.
Preheat the oven to 220ºC and line/grease the baking tin.
Mix the ingredients together in a bowl.
Make a well in the centre and slowly add the buttermilk and oil while mixing to form a dough.
Add more buttermilk if the dough is too dry.
Pour into the lined baking dish and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
Reduce the heat to 180 degrees and bake for a further 20 minutes.
Check the bread is cooked by tapping the base for a hollow sound when you take it out of the oven.
Wrap and allow to cool on a wire rack.