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Coconut Flan recipe?

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momnivore Jan 16, 2011 04:50 PM

I used to have a recipe for a coconut flan and can't find it now. All I can find that is close Is one on epicurious for six individual flans. Anyone have a recipe for one large one or know if I can convert the six into one (and if so, how)? Thanks.

  1. HillJ Jan 16, 2011 07:18 PM

    http://shewearsmanyhats.com/2010/10/o...

    This recipe I've tested. You can make as written or sub the evaporated milk for coconut milk.
    Enjoy!

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      momnivore Jan 17, 2011 05:24 AM

      Great thank you! Do you prefer it with coconut milk? Or is it too sweet?

      1. re: momnivore
        HillJ Jan 17, 2011 05:28 AM

        Usually I omit the caramel syrup if I use coconut milk, plus the coconut doesn't compete with the caramel flavor as much. But, it's a personal preference.

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          magiesmom Jan 17, 2011 07:51 AM

          The sweetened condensed milk is what makes it too sweet for me. I never use it, just coconut milk, which is a natural kind os sweet not cloying.

          1. re: magiesmom
            HillJ Jan 17, 2011 08:22 AM

            you have a point regarding sweetened condensed milk. However, in the recipe I cited above, the condensed milk & the cream cheese play a role in the texture of the flan. The coconut milk would sub nicely for the evaporated milk w/out changing the texture. I'd adjust the sugar; both in the flan base and do w/out the caramel syrup.

            momnivore, if you prefer that the coconut flavor come through, refer to another recipe.
            Happy baking!

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              magiesmom Jan 17, 2011 08:56 AM

              I meant that I would use a coconut milk based recipe, or one with cm and cream. Sorry to be unclear.

      2. goodhealthgourmet Jan 16, 2011 05:32 PM

        http://en.petitchef.com/recipes/caramel-topped-coconut-flan-fid-458663
        http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/brian-boitano/coconut-flan-recipe/index.html
        http://recipeisland.com/blog1/recipe-type/seasonal-holiday-recipes/caribbean-coconut-flan-3/
        http://www.recipe.com/coconut-flan/

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          pamd Jan 16, 2011 04:53 PM

          I saw Paula Deen make this one on tv, haven't tried it though. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/pa...

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