Saturday, November 3, 2012

Another party? You bet!

Shortly after the party for my mom-in-love, it was time to celebrate My Dad-in-love's birthday as well! I tried this recipe for a flan and I thought it turned out really well, although the pic isn't great. This is a great recipe if you love coconut flavor but don't love the stringy bits of coconut in your goodies.

Coconut Flan
6 eggs
1 can (14 0z) of sweetened condensed milk
1 can (12 oz) of evaporated milk
1 can (15 oz?) creme de coco
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 1/2 tsp. coconut extract flavoring
1 cup white sugar

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • melt the 1 cup white sugar in a saucepan until melted and golden, pour into a 2 or 3 quart dish (2 quart will require longer baking), so that the bottom is covered. Set aside.
  • With mixer: beat 6 eggs well. Add sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, creme de coco, whole milk and coconut extract. Mix well, at least 2 minutes. 
  • Pour this into the glass dish, on top of the sugar and place the dish into a larger dish with at least an inch of water in the larger (outer) dish.
  • Bake approximately 80 minutes, checking after the first hour. May need more cooking, especially if using 2 quart dish. A toothpick inserted in the middle should come out clean when done. 
  • Remove from outer pan and cool on a rack and then refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • To serve, run a knife around the edge and turn onto a serving plate. 
  • Top each piece with whipped topping and enjoy!

Here are some pictures of the shindig!
Wolf helps learn Grandpa's secret pizza techniques!

Singing and presenting Wendy's delicious brownies!

Coconut flan! Whoops, I started cutting it before I snapped the pic!
Gift time!

Who invited Gilligan?

Such a wonderful weekend was spent celebrating! It was nice to see Adam and Wendy, as schedules don't usually allow us to all be together. We also got to skype with Bret and Elizabeth and see baby Mae in motion! This is what makes times like this so special---family!

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