Breadfruit and Coconut Pudding

Author: 
Kahele Collection. Kahikolu Country Cookbook. Page 184.

 

3 c. ripe breadfruit (‘ulu)
1 c. sugar
1 1/3 c. lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. coconut milk
2 tsp. ginger juice
Cinnamon as desired

Scrape pulp from soft ripe ‘ulu, add remaining ingredients.  Pour into buttered baking dish.  Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake 1 hr. in 350° oven.

 


 

The ‘ulu, or breadfruit (Artocarpus Altilis) belongs to the fig family and is grown for its edible fruits and other important uses such as sandpaper, glue and water sealant, and papa ku‘i ‘ai.  Click here for more information.

Ka ‘ulu loa’a ‘ole i ka lou ‘ia
The breadfruit that even a pole cannot reach
(Said of a person of very high rank)   

The niu, or coconut (Cocos nucifera) is a common palm in tropical islands of the Pacific.  Hawaiians used all parts of the tree.  The coconut water and coconut cream were both called wai niu and wai o ka niu.

He puhi ka i‘a ‘oni i ka lani
The eel is a fish that moves skyward
(Niuloahiki, god of coconut trees, had three forms - eel, man, and coconut tree, which reaches skyward.  This expression can refer to Niuloahiki or to any influence that rises and becomes overwhelming...)