Sunday, October 25, 2009

Banh Kem Dua (Vietnamese Coconut Flan)-T&T From Wandering Chopsticks

Flan is a rich custard dessert with a layer of soft caramel on top, this dish has spread across Europe and the world, both créme caramel and flan are french names, but have come to have different meanings in different regions..Flan can also been called as either as créme caramel or caramel custard...Its such a quite easy dessert which goes for simple ingredients like eggs, milk and sugar...While browsing through Wandering Chopsticks, i got this tempting vietnamese version of coconut flan, immediately i got stick to this dessert and i really want to give a trial...We loved this flan much and its tastes really marvellous and delicious...I have added few tablespoons of dessicated coconut to this flan else i have prepared everything as the original recipe went for...




1no Coconut milk can(store bought)
2cups Milk
8nos Eggs
1/2cup Sugar (for flan)
1/2cup Sugar (caramel)
2tbsp Dessicated Coconut flakes

The hardest and very quick part of this flan is caramelizing sugar..add the sugar for caramel with half cup of water, heat this sugar over a medium low until the sugar gets dissolved, then turn the heat to medium high, keep stirring, once the sugar start boiling and thickening..keep an eye over the mixture..Once it becomes a frothy & dark brown mixture, take the pan of the stove and pour it to the ramekins..keep aside..arrange the ramekins into a pan,pour water into the pan and fill half, ths water will serve to steam the flan while baking in oven..

In an another heavy bottomed vessel, take together dessicated coconut flakes, sugar, milk and coconut milk and heat in mixture in low heat..beat the eggs into the milk and sugar mixture, stir continously and put off the stove, take care not to cook for a long..Strain this mixture to remove any cooked egg chunks, pour this egg-milk mixture to the ramekins..Preheat the oven to 325F, arrange the water filled pan with ramekins in middle rack and cook for half an hour until the top of the flan turns slightly brown or when a knife inserted into the center comes out clean..

Serve chilled!!! To serve, slide a knife around the outside of the flan, put a plate over the top and flip...Enjoy!!


35 comments:

Raje said... Reply To This Comment

Your flan looks so perfect and Delicious Priya!

Sangeetha Subhash said... Reply To This Comment

Oh my goodness!!!priya kalakureenga..!That looks so yummy!!!
Never tasted this..feel like tasteing it rite now..hmmm

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Sreelekha Sumesh said... Reply To This Comment

Flan looks very yummy..Priya collect ur awards dear.Its waiting for u.

Tina said... Reply To This Comment

Wow superb dear..Yummy and perfect....

Anupama said... Reply To This Comment

Looks mind-blowing. can almost taste it just looking at that pic

Padma said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so awesome Priya and can imagine the taste too... very yummy :)

Sandhya Hariharan said... Reply To This Comment

Melting... and mmm
Nice click :)

Avisha said... Reply To This Comment

that looks awesome. I like to flan all the time..Thats perfect for me.

Ambika said... Reply To This Comment

Hey Priya, Flan looks tempting. I tried to make flan once, but it smelled too eggy. So I do not know yet if I like flan or not, will try ur recipe to check that :)

chakhlere said... Reply To This Comment

Flan looks yummy and perfect!!

Sanghi said... Reply To This Comment

Loved the vietnam treat.. You rock dear, trying international cuisins..! Keep it up!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Wow Priya is there any cuisine you haven't tried out?

Preeti Kashyap said... Reply To This Comment

the perfect flan.......yum! you rock girl! keep going!

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

I have never tasted or tried flan in my life. But flan is surely looks delicious and attractive!

Sarah Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

Wow!!! excllnt dea..!!!!i m drooling here!!

Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

i love flan,have tasted at one of my friend's house. i bet it tastes even better with addition of coconut. Nice pics

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

looks super yummy...it is of my kind...

Suparna said... Reply To This Comment

Hi priya,
The flan looks so yumm, the caramalized part looks so inviting ...neat click dear.
TC

Vibaas said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so perfect n yum! Kalakkaringa :)

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Flan is my mom favorite dessert! The ingred list is tasty!

Parita said... Reply To This Comment

Flan looks divine priya, i havent tasted this yet but rite now i cud dive in that bowl :-)

my kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

yummy & melting in my mouth

kamalabhoopathy said... Reply To This Comment

Looking so nice and delicious.

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

looks so beautiful...pls do come and collect ur award from my blog

Rohini said... Reply To This Comment

Hey Priya,






















I cant say anything, because I am drooling!! he he... Absolutely yummy and nice click dear!

Valarmathi said... Reply To This Comment

Looks great and yummy Priya.

Sudeshna said... Reply To This Comment

What an yummy treat, wow! Can I prepare this in microwave wave?

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks a lot friends..

@Sudeshna, i amnot sure about microwave oven cooking, but u can definitely make out in pressure cooker..

Spice said... Reply To This Comment

It look so perfect...never made flan..but yours look so delicate & yummy.....got to work out on eggless version....

munchcrunchandsuch said... Reply To This Comment

looks like u r on an international cooking spree..way to go!

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

வாவ்வ்வ்வ்வ்வ்வ் கலக்கலா இருக்கு ப்ரியா!!

lissie said... Reply To This Comment

awesome recipe for caramel custard...yummilicious!!!

Mansi said... Reply To This Comment

the flan looks lovely, and coconut is by far the best version:)

thanks for sharing this at my event Priya!

KC said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya

Your flan looks so tempting that I will be making it soon! Beautiful photography!