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Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa

Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa

A dessert in three layers: a first of smooth vanilla cream, a second of coconut cream (also very smooth), and to finish, a thin crunchy layer of coconut tuiles.

In the spirit of crème brulée: break through the crisp surface layer to discover the smooth melting coconut and vanilla creams beneath. A delight...

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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 6 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
2 hours 28 min.2 hours30 min.4 hours 58 min.
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Step by step recipe

1 Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa  : Photo of step #1Preheat oven to 180°C (360°F).

Prepare a mixture for crème brulée with 170 g cream, 170 g whole milk, 40 g caster sugar, 4 egg yolks and 1 vanilla pod.

Once this is made, if you have time, put the pan back over low heat and allow to thicken as for real custard (crème anglaise). This is not essential, but it will prevent all the vanilla grains falling to the bottom of the dish during cooking, which is unattractive.
50 min.
2 Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa  : Photo of step #2Boil a kettle or large pan of water.

Divide the cream between the dishes or glasses, and place in a lèchefrite or large deep oven tray. Pour a little boiling water into the tray.
10 min.
3 Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa  : Photo of step #3Leave the creams to cook 20-30 minutes until just set.

Remove from oven, leave to cool to room temperature, then put in the fridge.
30 min.
4 Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa  : Photo of step #4Meanwhile, put to soak the 2 sheets gelatin in cold water for 10 minutes.

Put 200 g unsweetened coconut milk, 120 g cream, and 30 g caster sugar in a pan.
5 min.
5 Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa  : Photo of step #5Put the pan over low heat, and beat gently with a whisk.

As soon as well mixed and hot (no need for it to boil), remove from heat and add softened gelatin, after draining and drying.

Stir again to mix well.
5 min.
6 Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa  : Photo of step #6Leave coconut cream to cool, and when at room temperature add 3 tablespoons Malibu rum. Mix well.

Adding Malibu is not essential, but it brings out the flavour of the coconut.
3 min.
7 Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa  : Photo of step #7Divide the coconut cream between the glasses or dishes, on top of the vanilla cream.

Tip: put a tea-towel on a baking sheet to hold the glasses still.

Refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Up to this stage everything can be prepared the previous day, even two days before.
2 hours
8 Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa  : Photo of step #8Prepare your coconut tuiles. 1 hour 12 min.
9 Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa  : Photo of step #9Place a coconut tuile on top of each cream and serve without delay. 3 min.
10 Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa  : Photo of step #10Ideally your guests should be able to break the tuile with a spoon, then taste both the coconut and vanilla creams together in the same mouthful.

Remarks

If possible remove the creams from the fridge about an hour before serving and leave at room temperature. They are best served cool but not too cold, as then they have less flavour. But only add the tuile at the last minute.

For a more stylish presentation, pour a ribbon of chocolate over the tuiles, or sprinkle them with a little cocoa powder.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
215333 gr113 gr174 gr
108 %13 %11 %26 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
2414 gr13 gr20 gr
12 %1 %1 %3 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
3585 gr18 gr28 gr
18 %2 %2 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 6 people : 5.79 €
Per person : 0.97 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made.
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