Golden coconut flan

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I learned about flan when I was working as a waitress in an Asian restaurant during my university days. I have to say, my flan is so much better than that restaurant’s.

 Coconut Flan

Recipe is as follow:

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (approx 400g)^
  • 1 cup coconut milk ^
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 eggs, and 4 egg yolks, very lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp orange zest
^check all labels for a gluten free option

Method:

  • Put sugar in a sauce pan over medium heat, cook gently until the sugar turns golden brown.
  • Run the hot caramel over the edge of a 9-10″ round cake tin to coat the bottom & side of the tin. Cool for 10 minutes.
  • Mix the condensed milk, coconut milk, heavy cream, vanilla extract & orange zest in a mixer, gently on low speed; Add eggs gradually. Pour the mixture in the coated cake tin.
  • Put the cake tin in a baking dish; Fill the baking dish with warm water, half way up the cake tin; cover tins with foil
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 160c for approx. 50-60 minutes;  Take the cake tin out of the baking dish for it to cool.
  • Refrigerate for a minimum of 6 hours before serving;
  • To serve, I like to run a silicon spatula around the edge of the cake tin; tightly press a serving plate over the cake tin, before tip the cake tin up side down.

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