Monday, 19 June 2017

My learning journey

Last week we were learning how to do procedural writing. The thing I found easy was listing out the Ingredient in the writing. The things I found hard was listing the method and listing out what you need. This is a piece of procedural writing I have completed.

How to make bread.

What you need:

A bowl.
A whisk and wooden spoon
Measuring cup
½ measuring cup
Measuring spoons
½ cups of water
Oil ( you can chose what type of oil)
White bread flour
Wholewheat flour

  1. Take your bowl and place it on the surface you are working on.
  2. Retrieve your measuring cup and  fill it to half way with hot water. ( water has to be somewhere between 103-108 degrees.)
  3. Pour the water inside the bowl.
  4. Retrieve the honey, remove the top off the honey and drizzle a touch of it inside the bowl.
  5. Retrieve the whisk.
  6. Whisk the honey in with the hot water until it dissolves.
  7. Retrieve your measuring spoon and yeast and scoop one tablespoon of yeast and sprinkle it across the top of the water in your bowl.
  8. Take a dry clean t-towel and place it over the bowl and let it sit for five to seven minutes.
  9. After five to seven minutes it should look puffy on the top and its one sheet across the entire top of the bowl. If your yeast doesn’t look like that you want to start over and chuck the first batch out.
  10. Retrieve the wholewheat flour and take half a cup of flour and dump it directly in the bowl.
  11. Use the whisk and whisk the flour in with your water and yeast. Whisk it for 30-45 seconds.
  12. Add two teaspoons of salt( start with one teaspoon of salt if you don’t want it to salty.) Then whisk it around in the bowl.
  13. Add one tablespoon of oil into the bowl and whisk it around.
  14. Retrieve the white bread flour and add one and a half cups of it into the bowl and whisk it.
  15. Now add a whole cup of flour and retrieve the wooden spoon to mix it into a ball.
  16. Now scrape out the ball and place it on your working space, ready to need.
  17. Grab another half cup and sprinkle it on to of the ball of dough.
  18. Need the flour into the ball and keep needing it 100-150 times. Need it til it’s nice and tight.
  19. Now grab a clean bowl and the oil you used in the bread and drizzle some into the bowl.
  20. With your clean finger spread the oil around the bowl.
  21. Take your ball of dough and swirl it around in the bowl.
  22. Grab it out and flip it over and do the same to that side of the dough.
  23. Take the clean t-towel and place it over the bowl and let it rest for 30-45 minuets.
  24. After 30-45 minuets your dough should be near the top of the bowl. Once you see that you just push it down with your fist.
  25. Place the t-towel over the dough again and let it sit for another 30-45 minuets.
  26. Pull your ball of dough out of the bowl and need it enough to get the little balls of air out.
  27. Now you can cut your dough into any shape you want as long as there is enough space between the bread.
  28. Turn the oven on and preheat it while the bread is rising.
  29. Once your bread has risen and it is nearly time for it to go into the oven make some egg wash to go over your bread. All you need for egg wash is an egg and some water.
  30. Use a paint brush to go over the bread with the egg wash.
  31. Now put the bread in the oven for 30-45 minuets at 375 degrees.
  32. Once you pull it out you can either eat it or store it. If you store it then you have to wait for it to come to room temperature before storing it in glad wrap.
Now please enjoy the bread you have created.


  1. Pai tou mahi procedure writing. You have a lot of steps. Can they be condensed? You have used correct language structure. Next step is to use a verb to start your sentences for each step.

    1. Thank you for your feed back I will work on making it shorter.

  2. kia ora Waimirirangi,My name is Emma.I like you recipe.Have you made this bread before?

    1. Kia ora Emma, no I have not made this bread before but I do plan to make it for my family.

  3. Hi Waimirirangi, I am Rynea from Papakaio school and i have to say well done it took me a while to read it but i understand it fully.

    1. Kia ora Rynea, thank you for reading my recipe and sorry for making it so long. I will make an effort to make it easier for people to read.