Desserts and cookies

Flan de coco

By on April 27, 2018

flan de coco, coconut flan

Patio and terrace season!  Spring has been shy but I do believe that it’s slowly showing up and promising some nice days

Cinco de Mayo is also around the corner and a perfect excuse to organize a friend gathering, a nice potluck on a theme! How fun! (Why don’t we have emojis around here?!) #reallifeproblem

If you are in charge of dessert, Flan de coco will be it! I got you covered. It’s simple, most likely you have all ingredients in your pantry. Does not require too much of your time so you can relax and sip on a Margarita while it’s in the oven.

Easy as ”Un, dos, tres”

The steps are easy! The eggs are beaten, the 2 milks are added and the coconut and hop it goes in the oven! Easy right?

So simple that it’s definitely a recipe that allows you to get the kids in the kitchen! Mine were in charge of beating the eggs and pouring the milk. Easy enough and not to long of a task so you still have their attention.

Coconut flan

This flan de coco is lighter that the Cuban flan I shared with you in the past. I used more milk (2%) with the condensed milk and it made lighter and more fluffy after being baked.

Also, the Cuban flan has a caramel but I didn’t make any for it with this dessert, it makes it less sweet. I choose to garnish with toasted coconut. It adds more texture.

Also, I should confess…

This flan de coco recipe is actually a fail from what I had in mind but turned out great. All the test tasters approved.

So what is the fail? The coconut went right to the bottom BUT it create some sort of crust at the bottom, or a layer I should say. It was just perfect.

Coconut flan
Flan de coco

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 8 portions

Ingredients

  • - 5 eggs
  • - 1 can of condensed milk
  • - 500ml of milk (I used 2%)
  • - 1 cup of shredded coconut (prepared as 3/4 and 1/4 of a cup)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven at 350°F.
  2. In a bowl, beat the eggs. Add the milk. Stir. Then, add the condensed milk. Add a portion of the shredded coconut (3/4 of a cup). Stir again.
  3. Pour in a round oven dish, I used a T-Fal pot but any 9-inch round pan would work, make sure it's high enough.
  4. Bake in a bain-marie for 35-40 minutes. To check if it is ready, insert a knife in, if it comes out clean. You've done it!
  5. Broil in the oven 2 minutes the rest of the coconut or until golden. Use for garnish.

Notes

Bain-marie: Place your dish/pot on a baking sheet and fill the baking sheet with water. Your flan will cook without drying.

http://bonappeteat.ca/2018/04/27/flan-de-coco/
Also, I used my favorite T-Fal Ingenio to make this flan. It’s non-stick and it makes baking quite easy. I first bought this pots and pans when I lived in a condo and had little storage and I love how they stack on each other and the removable handle! I adopted them and the rest is history!

 

More inspiration latino:

Garbanzos

Picadillo or using its leftover

 

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Desserts and cookies

French Chocolate Pot de crème

By on July 8, 2017

chocolate pot de creme

Chocolate Pot de crème. French dessert? French name? This sounds fancy! Don’t you feel that it will impress a crowd? If anything, it will please a crowd and that’s actually the most important. I truly think you can go wrong with chocolate, any season, any time of the day, any gender, any age, it’s a magic word!

Cho-co-lat.

Ouh lala! Also, a pot de crème is the cousin of the crème brûlée and the brother of la crème aux oeufs.

Not only it’s the decadent dessert you’ll want to do again soon as you bring the first spoon to your mouth but also because it’s so simple you’ll want to make a ‘pot de crème’ to your loved ones and use your sexy French accent.

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Desserts and cookies

8 treats to bake for Father’s Day

By on June 15, 2014

Have you chosen what you are going to treat your Dad with tomorrow?  It is not too late.  Your Dad will love a homemade cake.  Personal touches and efforts are always the most appreciated.

My Dad is back in France so it is another year without a hug of his daughter on that day… I wish I could bake him something, probably with chocolate.
What will you make to your Dad?

Will it be some breakfast while he is sleeping in?    Is he more a banana pancake or French crêpes man?

Banana pancakes

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