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Mauritian Coconut Flan

​A creamy and decadent flan filed with the tropical scent of coconut topped with a molasses caramel.  This flan is a traditional dessert in Mauritius usually served after a meal but the coconut twist adds an extra dimension to a delicious dessert option. 


For the caramel
150g unrefined light brown sugar
The flan
4 eggs
400ml full fat milk
3 tbsp milk powder
1 vanilla pod scraped and de seeded
1tsp coconut essence
4tbsp desiccated coconut
100g unrefined caster sugar


​Pre heat oven to 140 

In a non stick pan over a medium heat melt the sugar to create a caramel. You have to watch this carefully as it takes around 3 minutes.  Once melted the sugar will go brown very quickly.  I like a bitter taste to mine so I usually take it to dark brown. 

Using a flan dish (or any dish you like) spread the caramel on the base. 

In a bowl whisk together all the ingredients for the flan and pour this mixture over the caramel.

Place in the oven in a bain marie for 1 hour. Keep checking water level as it should be 2/3 full at all times. 

Remove from oven allow to cool for 5-10 minutes then turn out onto a plate. Allow to cool then place into the fridge for 2 hours. Serve chilled 

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