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Coconut Flan – Quindim

This coconut flan only has three ingredients and looks wonderful when cooked.

Coconut flan

This is a Brazilian dessert that I came across in an effort to use up all the egg yolks I have left over after making healthy bread (which uses egg whites).   There is a limit to how much mayonnaise we can eat, so I looked for another way to use egg yolks and voila!   I replaced the sugar in the traditional recipe with erythritol.  You could used your sweetner of choice instead.     It looks like you slaved away in the kitchen for ages too!

Quindin is baked in a Bain Marie (water bath) and the coconut rises to the top while it’s baking.  The cakes are then flipped out of the molds to reveal their golden cap of custard.  You can use a mini muffin tin, but I thought I would use my donut tin to make the dessert extra pretty.   Plus I like desserts in donut shape!  When cooked the coconut settles to the top of the tin and the egg mixture settles but it looks like a jelly mixture.

Coconut flan

Coconut Flan - Quindim

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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INGREDIENTS

6 egg yolks

6 tblspns erythritol (or other sugar substitute)

6 tblspns grated/desiccated coconut (unsweetened)

Butter for greasing the pan

Coconut flan

METHOD

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees.
  • Butter the pan (either a min muffin or donut pan).
  • Place the egg yolks and erythritol in a bowl and whisk well.
  • Gradually add the coconut and whisk thoroughly.
  • Spoon the mixture into the donut or muffin pan and bake in a bain marie (double bath) for 30 minutes, until the top is golden.
  • Remove from the oven and cool slightly before removing from the pan.
  • Eat and enjoy!

Makes 6 if using a donut tin.  A mini muffin tin would yield about 8-10.

Makes 6 flans

Nutritional Info per flan – 129 Calories, 11g Fat, 5g Protein, 2g Total Carbs, 1g Fibre, 1g Net Carbs

Coconut flan

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    ediblethings
    February 13, 2014 at 10:09 am

    How lovely. I have exactly the opposite problem – I am rather partial to all manner of mayonnaise, hollandaise and custard based dishes, so I always have egg whites knocking about. Have you a recipe for the bread too? I’m definitely going to give this a go, and add to the egg white problem 🙂
    I have very successfully made egg custard from honey and coconut milk. I don’t know what the kinds of substitutions for sweetener will substitute for honey, but it might be worth a try if you have egg yolks left again?

    • Reply
      Divalicious
      February 13, 2014 at 3:11 pm

      I do have a jar of mayonnaise on the go most weeks, but this bread recipe means I have a surplus of egg yolks! I like the sound of an egg custard with coconut milk though! Shall have a play around with that one! Thanks for the suggestion.
      The bread recipe is a gluten free one and the results are very similar to “the real thing”. Enjoy!

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    omouth2014
    February 4, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    nice photos, visit mine if you like to XD

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