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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.

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