Friday, May 14, 2010

Coconut Creme caramel

Coconut creme caramel

The 'WOW' factor. That's what I always aim for in my desserts. For the guests at the dinner table to suddenly find that extra bit of space in their tummies that they've already just declared full. That's what this dreamy tasting coconut creme caramel does at my dinner parties. The glistening caramel surface dripping over the sides reflects the looks of glee on everybody's faces and gets the mouths watering.

Coconut creme caramel

Moving to warmer climes has given me a yearning for tropical flavours again. I came across this recipe which is a tropical variation on the traditional creme caramel. It is really quick, easy and gives a fantastic result. It needs to be made a day in advance.

The first spoonful usually produces a "wow!" followed by an eager request for seconds (and even thirds!).

Coconut creme caramel

I've garnished the slices with caramel sculptures. I've broken up pieces of hardened caramel and made little sculptures. Spun sugar would also look great as a decoration on top. Use your imagination!

Coconut creme caramel

Coconut creme caramel

For recipe see here.

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