Post Credit: New Zealand Manuka Honey
A combination of delicious New Zealand Manuka Honey and pureed Kumara is delicious and must be tried!
Its gooey, rich, but not too rich centre is courtesy of perfectly pureed sweet potato and New Zealand Manuka Honey. You wouldn't even know there were vegetables in here! It's made with Manuka Honey because it is a great accompaniment with sweet potato.
Sweet potato or known in New Zealand as Kumara has an extended history of cultivation in Aotearoa. It was brought by early Maori settlers over 1,000 years ago from the Pacific Islands. Kumara grows best in a warm climate, which is why particular regions of the North Island of New Zealand began growing the vegetable. The Maori people had articulate horticultural skills and therefore had the ability to grow several different varieties of Kumara.
The Kumara eaten today, however, has originated from larger South American varieties. These were brought to New Zealand in the early 1850s. The Maori people and early settlers of New Zealand saw the potential these larger varieties had and quickly began growing them using the same techniques they had adopted.
Prep Time - 30 minutes
Cook Time - 50 minutes
Servings - 10