Pawpaw Poke - a Recipe from The Cook Islands

Ingredients: Method:

Peel ripe pawpaw and remove seeds. Wash and cut in small pieces - boil until tender, then mash. Strain juice, leave to cool.
Then mix in arrowroot powder and sugar if required.
Bake in an umu for 1½ - 2 hours. (Electric oven - 400°F for 1½ - 2 hours - no cover on pyrex dish.)
When cooked cut up in small pieces.
Add sugar to the coconut cream and pour over poke.
Unsweetened condensed milk can be used if you have no coconut cream. Add sugar to milk in same way.
Pumpkin, bananas and other fruits can be cooked in the same way.

The information above is from a booklet called 'Guide to Pacific Guiding', published by The Girl Guides Association New Zealand (Inc.), 1981, with sponsorship provided by Air New Zealand. This booklet is no longer in print and, to the best of my knowledge, no longer available.

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