Food and Drink

Mauritian Coconut Flan

A creamy and decadent flan filled with the tropical scent of coconut topped with a molasses caramel.  This flan is a traditional dessert in Mauritius usually served after a meal but the coconut twist adds an extra dimension to a delicious dessert option.

Ingredients

For the caramel

150 g unrefined light brown sugar

The flan

4 eggs

400 ml full fat milk

3 tbsp milk powder

1 vanilla pod scraped and de seeded

1tsp coconut essence

4tbsp desiccated coconut

100 g unrefined caster sugar

Method

​Pre heat oven to 140

In a non-stick pan over a medium heat melt the sugar to create a caramel. You have to watch this carefully as it takes around 3 minutes.  Once melted the sugar will go brown very quickly.  I like a bitter taste to mine so I usually take it to dark brown.

Using a flan dish (or any dish you like) spread the caramel on the base.

In a bowl whisk together all the ingredients for the flan and pour this mixture over the caramel.

Place in the oven in a bain marie for 1 hour. Keep checking water level as it should be 2/3 full at all times.

Remove from oven allow to cool for 5-10 minutes then turn out onto a plate. Allow to cool then place into the fridge for 2 hours. Serve chilled

 

 

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