Kūlolo

Author: 
from a recipe submitted by Mrs. Rebecca McLean to The Hilo Women’s Club Cook Book, 1943.

 

 
 

1 large corm of kalo, grated
The meat of 3 coconuts, grated
1 cup of water
2 cups of coconut water
2 tablespoons of sugar

Mix grated kalo and coconut meat.
Add water, coconut water, and sugar.
Place the mixture in a flat, buttered baking pan.
Bake in a moderate oven for 1 hour.

Language note: although niu kūlolo means “coconut pudding,” it is also used in a humorous but less appetizing context. According to Kawena Pūku‘i: “Ē niu, ē kūlolo, O coconut, O coconut pudding [said of one who talks too much].”