Making your very own Hangi is undoubtedly a major undertaking! ***Caution*** If you're not skilled when it comes to Hangi preparation there is certainly quite a lot of factors to look into plus plenty of practical phases to the processes, which if you happen to be just marginally off, could totally wreck your Hangi experience. The next few paragraphs contain a short outline of how to make a Hangi. It's certainly not a full guide, even so it's going to provide you with a good idea of what is required.
Find the required tools and accessories. The necessary stuff you will require is a Hangi basket (or one or two), Hangi rocks (or substitute), food, wood, good sized cloths and / or covers and spades for digging.
Pick a suitable place for you to cook your Hangi and dig your Hangi pit. You should be extremely mindful while choosing your spot due to the fact not all earth is ideal for Hangi cooking. Be sure to take into consideration all of the proportions of the Hangi basket when digging your Hangi pit.
Setup the open fire arranging the rocks in the right position so that they will get the most heating practicable from the flames. You're gonna want to ensure that you will have enough timber so that you can heat up the rocks for long enough to make it possible for them to thoroughly steam the food.
Whilst the fire is doing it's thing it is time to load your Hangi basket with the food stuff you wish to serve. Not all foods are suited and you shouldn't forget to suitably line your basket to help prevent burning, but not an excessive amount that no energy can pass. The proportions, height and width of the Hangi basket will definitely have a direct effect on the way your Hangi will cook, which means be certain you get this correctly. It's also important for you to make sure that the basket is blanketed and your food layered all through your basket to achieve optimum cooking.
When your rocks have reached their highest temperature quickly move all of them straight into your Hangi pit. Put your baskets on the top and layer the protective coverings across the baskets. Quickly cover the Hangi with dirt.
Depending on the size of the meal and the heat supply chosen, wait around for two to four hours for your Hangi to do it's thing. Constantly check in order to ensure no leaks or vents. Settle-back, take it easy and savor a drink or two as you are appreciating all of the work. Above all hope like hell that you have done it all the right way!
When an adequate amount of time has passed uncover your Hangi very carefully. Move it to the bench and then dish it out. Generally the Hangi meal is spread out for everyone to help themselves, however this is at your discretion obviously. Singularly bundled fundraiser Hangi packages and business operations would have a slightly varied method. Good luck and enjoy!