COCONUT FLAN WITH ORANGE CARAMEL

1 C sugar

1/4 C water

1/4 C  freshly squeezed orange juice

6 eggs

1 can coconut milk

1 C grated coconut

3/4 C sugar

1 T graded orange zest

1 can evaporated milk

3 T corn starch

pinch of salt

Garnishes: fresh berries & graded coconut

Preheat oven to 350.

Combine water, orange juice and sugar in a saucepan over medium high heat to make caramel, bring to a boil and cook until the caramel starts to turn a light brown honey color, be careful not to burn.  Pour caramel into ramekins or flan molds.  Place water in a larger baking pan, water should fill up no more than 1/2 of the height of the ramekins.  Mix eggs, coconut milk, grated coconut, orange zest, sugar, evaporated milk, corn starch and pinch of salt together until well blended.  Add the mixture to ramekins.  Place ramekins in the pan with water and bake for 40-50 min.  Cool down, Turn over molds onto plate and serve.

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