Friday, July 16, 2010

Ode To Flan

With flan - I've never been a fan..
Until I met this handsome man...

Who took some milk out of a can
Mixed it with eggs in a pan...
And made the world's most bestest flan!
He makes my heart do a hand stand....

The End

Here's the recipe he used...courtesy of the fabulous Ms. Paula Deen!

Coconut Flan


1/3 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups coconut milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup shredded coconut flakes
Fresh whipped cream, for garnish
1/4 cup shredded coconut flakes, toasted, for garnish


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the sugar until it caramelizes. Pour it into a flan dish, pie plate or round souffle baking dish with shallow sides, swirling it around to coat the bottom.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs until foamy with a wire whisk. Beat in the condensed milk, coconut milk, vanilla extract and 1/4 cup coconut. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. It will need to bake in a water-bath in the oven. Set the dish into a large baking pan with sides and carefully pour water around the flan to come 2/3 the way up the sides. Carefully transfer to the preheated oven. Bake for about 1 hour, until the flan is set and the center only jiggles a little bit, like a cheesecake would. Remove from the oven and water-bath and allow to cool completely. Turn the flan out onto a flat serving platter. Cut into slices for serving. Garnish with whipped cream and toasted coconut.

Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Prep Time:
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 min
Difficulty: Easy

Show: Paula's Home Cooking