Posted by: kauaikolea2 | September 20, 2015

Kauai’s 17th Annual Coconut Festival: Join the Fun


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17th Annual Coconut Festival in Kapaa

What fun!  The 17th Annual Coconut Festival takes place October 3 and 4, 2015 at Kapaa Beach Park, an easy drive right down the Kuhio Highway from Hula Now’s Kauai vacation rentals at Islander on the Beach, Kappa Sands, and Kauai Beach Resort.  This event features all things coconut, including coconut games; hula; drumming; music; and food, including cooking demonstrations by some of the best chefs on Kauai (the food scene  on Kauai is unbeatable!).  The admission price is $10 for adults and the festival runs from 9 AM to 5 PM on Saturday and 10 AM to 4 PM on Sunday.  That is a lot of coconut time for your $5 (children under 12 years of age are admitted for free)!

You still have time to reserve one of Hula Now’s affordable luxury Kauai vacation condos for the festival weekend.  Hula Now has rentals that sleep 1 to 6 guests in full, queen, or king beds in oceanfront, ocean view, or resort/garden view units.    Our east side location is convenient for the Coconut Festival and for all points on island, north, south, and west.

To get you in the coconut festival state of mind, why not bake some coconut scones to eat while you browse the Hula Now website, www.hulanow.com, where you can view all our Kauai vacation rentals and can book safely and securely on line at any time.  Come, stay with us and be part of our ohana!

Coconut Scones

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Mix 2 cups flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large bowl.  Cut in 1 stick (1/2 cup cold butter) until mixture looks like small peas.   In another bowl, mix 3/4 cup cold heavy cream and 1 large egg.  Add this wet mixture to the dry flour mixture.  Add 3/4 cup sliced almonds, 3/4  cup shredded coconut, and 3/4 cup chocolate chips.  Place dough on a lightly floured board and pat until about 1 inch thick.  Cut 12 to 14 scones with a cookie or biscuit cutter (or cut into wedges).  Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for about 17 minutes or until golden brown.  These scones are slightly reminiscent of those great chocolate/coconut/almond candy bars we ate as children!

Wishing you warm Aloha!

 

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