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Mrs. Rebecca McLean
The Hilo Woman’s Club Cook Book. Hilo Tribune Herald, 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.
NOTE OF INTEREST:
Although niu kūlolo literally means “coconut pudding,” it can also be used - in a humorous but less appetizing context - as an interjection meaning “stop talking!”
Ē niu, ē kūlolo.
O coconut, O coconut pudding.
Said of one who talks too much.
- Mary Kawena Pukui