Breadfruit With Coconut Cream (Taufolo Niu)

  • 1 whole breadfruit peeled, about 3 pounds (beginning to soften)
  • 3 cups (canned) coconut cream
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cover breadfruit in foil and bake for 1 hour, or until a fork can be inserted easily.
  • Cut the breadfruit in half, remove the core and skin; mash the breadfruit in a bowl.
  • Warm the coconut cream over medium low heat until just simmering.
  • While the mashed breadfruit are still hot, make a well in the center of the mashed breadfruit and pour in the hot coconut cream.
  • Mix well until liquid is absorbed.
  • Mold into small tablespoon sized balls and serve warm, coated with more warm coconut milk.
Serves 6-8 palagis and 2-4 Polynesians