Kūmara Bake - My Kids Lick The Bowl


This Kūmara bake is perfect for sharing with Te Whānau me ngā Hoa (Family and Friends). I love making it with different varieties of Kūmara as the colours make it even more festive.

Colourful slices of kumara baked in a large ceramic dish.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Four basic ingredients
  • Savoury yet sweet, the flavours of the kūmara are enhanced with the rosemary
  • Perfect for a shared meal

Ingredients you will need

To make my Kūmara bake you will need Kumara, I like to use a mixture of varieties so that the final dish is colourful. You will also need:

  • Butter
  • Olive oil
  • Rosemary
  • Salt and pepper
The ingredients to make a kumara bake laid out on a bench top.

Ingredient Notes and Substitutes

  • Rosemary: You can use either fresh or dried. Thyme also works well in this recipe.
  • Butter and Olive oil: I find the combination of the two gives the best flavour.
  • Kūmara: This recipe will work with any variety of kūmara, I like to use a mixture to create a rainbow of colours.

This recipe was sponsored by Countdown.

For the first time in Aotearoa, Matariki will officially be celebrated as a rā whakatā ā-ture (public Holiday) on Friday the 24th of June 2022.

It is an opportunity for all people of Aotearoa to come together and reflect on the tau (year) that has passed, celebrate the present, and plan for the future.

Countdown has all the Kai you will need to celebrate Matariki. Kūmara is in season and great value at the moment.


Step by step instructions

Below are illustrated step-by-step instructions to make my ** Recipe, if you prefer just the written instructions then head straight to the printable recipe card below.

Prep: Preheat your oven to 200 degrees celsius

Step one: Thinly slice your kumara into disks, I used a mandolin for this but you can use a sharp knife.

Thinly sliced kumara on a bench top next to a kitchen knife and a mandoline.

Step two: Melt the butter, add the olive oil and rosemary to the melted butter and mix to combine. Pour half of the butter/oil and rosemary mix into the bottom of a large baking dish.

Melted butter and rosemary in the bottom of a large ceramic dish.

Step three: Arrange the slices of kumara into the baking dish so that they eventually sit almost vertically rather than lying flat.

Thinly sliced kumara arranged in a spiral configuration in a round baking dish.

Step four: Season the kumara with salt and pepper. Brush the kumara slices with the remaining butter/oil.

Thinly sliced kumara arranged in a spiral configuration in a round baking dish topped in the butter and rosemary.

Step five: Cover the baking dish with either a well-fitted lid or tin foil and bake for 1 hour at 200 degrees.

Remove the lid or foil and bake for a further 10 minutes or so, so that the edges become a little golden.

Enjoy!

Colourful slices of kumara baked in a large ceramic dish.

Blessing/Karakia

For the last seven years my children have been attending a Kindergarten in Tauranga. Before every meal they say this short, sweet karakia. We now use it at home sometimes and will definitely include it during our Matariki family dinner.

Ki taku whānau, me ngā hoa, me te kai, Kia Ora

For family, friends and food, Thank you

A short maori blessing.

Other recipes you may like

Over the past few years as a family we have been celebrating Matariki as a family. These are some of the recipes that have become tradiion for this time of year for my whānau.

Colourful slices of kumara baked in a large ceramic dish in the centre of a family dining table.

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Colourful slices of kumara baked in a large ceramic dish.

Kumara Bake

This Kumara Bake is sure to become you family’s favourite Kumara recipe, buttery, soft, sweet, salty and crispy, it is a delicious combination of all these things.

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Course: Side Dish

Cuisine: New Zealand

Keyword: kumara bake, kumara recipe, baked kumara, sweet potato bake

Servings: 6 servings

Calories: 307kcal

Ingredients

  • 1.5 kilograms Kumara 3 medium
  • 25 grams salted butter
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary (1 tablespoon fresh chopped) (1 tablespoon fresh chopped)
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 200 degrees celsius

  • Thinly slice your kumara into disks, I used a mandolin for this but you can use a sharp knife.

  • Melt the butter, add the olive oil and rosemary to the melted butter and mix to combine.

  • Pour half of the butter/oil and rosemary mix into the bottom of a large baking dish.

  • Arange the slices of kumara into the baking dish so that they eventually sit almost vertically rather than lying flat.

  • Season the kumara with salt and pepper.

  • Brush the kumara slices with the remaining butter/oil.

  • Cover the baking dish with either a well fitted lid or tin foil and bake for 1 hour at 200 degrees.

  • Remove the lid or foil and bake for a further 10 minutes or so, so that the edges become a little golden.

  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • Rosemary: You can use either fresh or dried. Thyme also works well in this recipe.
  • Butter and Olive oil: I find the combination of the two gives the best flavour.
  • K?mara: This recipe will work with any variety of k?mara, I like to use a mixture to create a rainbow of colours.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 844mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 35572IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 2mg





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