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Coconut Flan

A simple flan recipe flavored with coconut milk and garnished with toasted coconut.

Prep time: 15

Cooking time: 1 hour

Yield: Serves: 8-12
Coconut Flan 5 4
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1/3 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 large egg yolk
1 can (14 ounce) unsweetened coconut milk
1 can (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup shredded coconut (divided)


 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Place 1/3 cup of the sugar in the bottom of the flan pan.  When sugar begins to melt, stir gently with a wooden spoon until it dissolves completely. Continue to cook, watching very carefully, until it turns a light brownish color then remove from heat immediately. Do not allow it to darken further as it will turn hard and unusable!

Place the bottom of the double boiler on the stove with water.

In a large bowl beat the eggs with a whisk until they are foamy.  Beat in the condensed milk, coconut milk and vanilla and 1/4 cup of the coconut.  

Pour the egg mixture on top of the caramel in the flan pan.   Place pan on top of the double boiler.  Steam for about 55 minutes to 1 hour.  Check after 45 minutes.  The flan is done when a sharp knife inserted in the flan comes out clean.

Remove from the double boiler, set on a rack to cool.  Place in refrigerator and allow to chill for at least 2 hours, 3 is better.

Remove and let cool slightly. Run a knife around the edge of the pan.  Place a plate on top of the pan and invert the flan onto the plate.  Cut and serve.

Posted: 2/14/2013 8:14:50 PM
Just a question. Recipe refers to a flan pan yet un-molding instructions refer to running a knife around "the cups". It would help to clarify if this recipe uses a pan for a single large flan or a pan with that has individual serving cups
Hi, sorry that was just an editing error. This recipe was made in our double-boiler style flan pan.  You can also bake in the oven in a water bath.  Typically temp would be about 300F and bake for about an hour, check after about 50 minutes.
This is a very tasty recipe. We used sweetened flaked coconut but you could unsweetened if you prefer.  The toasted coconut on top adds a nice texture.  It is sweet and creamy with a nice coconut flavor.
Colorful and tasty flan. Glad to be here and learn about how to cook it. [url=] oilseeds roaster[/url]

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