Photo: The words spelled out with cut bananas on top of the flan, 'Ho'oulu Ka Ulu' means Revitalizing the Breadfruit in Hawaiian.
Second Place Winner in the Dessert Category was Niu Mai’a ‘Ulu Flan - Nummy Coconut Banana Breadfruit Flan by Jim Cain of Honoka’a
Niu Mai’a ‘Ulu Flan - Nummy Coconut Banana Breadfruit Flan
1 soft 'ulu
2 ripe bananas
5 homegrown eggs
1 cup fresh coconut milk
1/2 can evaporated milk
1/2 can sweetened condensed milk
1 (seeds of) vanilla bean pod
1/2 cup sugar
Combine all ingredients except sugar in blender, add the scraped vanilla seeds and blend well.
Preheat oven to 350F
Put sugar with 2 tablespoons of water in a pot and heat over low heat until sugar melts and caramelizes. Pour the caramelized sugar into an oven-safe glass baking dish and pour the blended ingredients on top.
Place glass baking dish into a larger oven pan in which you've added 1/2 of water for bain marie. Bake at 350F for 1 hour. Remove from oven, allow to cool and place in refrigerator overnight.
Watch out, this stuff is ono!
niu - Hawaiian word for coconut
mai'a - Hawaiian word for banana
'ulu - Hawaiian word for breadfruit
ono - Hawaiian word for delicious, tasty
Festival Goes Bananas is a project of Ho'oulu ka 'Ulu and is presented by
Hawai'i Homegrown Food Network, the Breadfruit Institute of the National
Tropical Botanical Garden and Amy B. H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden. The
Breadfruit Festival Goes Bananas is sponsored by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority’s
Kūkulu Ola—Living Hawaiian Culture Program administered by the Council for
Native Hawaiian Advancement, Kamehameha Schools, Office of Hawaiian Affairs,
Hawai'i Community Foundation—Doc Buyers Fund, Kamehameha Investment Corporation,
Ke Ola Magazine, Ho‘oulu Lāhui, Kua O Ka Lā Public Charter School, West Hawai‘i
Community College Culinary Arts Program, and Big Island Resource Conservation
To learn more about Ho'oulu ka 'Ulu (Revitalizing the Breadfruit) project please go to www.breadfruit.info
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