Recipe: Coconut Flan | Flan à la Noix de Coco

Recipe by Frédéric Nivelle courtesy of Chateau Climens.

Serves 6 people.

Ingredients:

400g sweetened condensed milk
3 eggs
Trim milk (use the condensed milk container to pour)
125g desiccated coconut
100g sugar
Water

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 220ºC.
  2. Separate the egg yolks from the whites.
  3. Whisk egg whites until they form soft peaks.
  4. In a bowl, combine condensed milk and the 3 egg yolks.
  5. Add the trim milk and coconut.
  6. Add the egg whites, mixing softly.
  7. Make a caramel sauce in a pot by boiling sugar with a little bit of water.
  8. Grease a cake pan and first pour the caramel sauce, followed by the flan mixture.
  9. Bake the flan in the oven in a water bath for 40 minutes. Check it is cooked by poking the middle with a knife, it should come out clean.
  10. Remove the flan from then oven and let cool before removing from the cake pan upside-down.
  11. Enjoy!