Coconut quindim

Coconut quindim

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins plus chilling


Makes 4 small cakes
A baked Brazilian dessert with creamy coconut set custard, similar to flan

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal471
  • fat35g
  • saturates22g
  • carbs28g
  • sugars27g
  • fibre3g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.1g
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  • 2 tbsp soft butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 10 egg yolks
  • 100g caster sugar, plus extra for coating
  • 300ml coconut milk
    Coconut milk in a glass, with half a coconut

    Coconut milk

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    Coconut milk is not the slightly opaque liquid that flows from a freshly opened coconut –…

  • 50g desiccated coconut
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Rub 4 ramekins, about 175ml capacity, or dariole moulds liberally with the soft butter. Sprinkle with the caster sugar to coat.

  2. In a medium bowl, press the egg yolks through a wire sieve and mix with the coconut milk, sugar, coconut and vanilla. Pour into ramekins and place in a large roasting tin in the oven.

  3. Pour water into the roasting tin to three-quarters up the ramekins so it acts like a bain marie or water bath for the quindim. Bake for 30-35 mins until the tops are golden. Take the ramekins out of the water and leave to cool for 5 mins.

  4. Chill for 4 hrs and then run a knife around the edge. Place a plate on top and turn out the quindims to serve.

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amp1043's picture
27th Jun, 2014
Made this exactly as described in the recipe and very happy with the results. Now I have 10 eggs whites to use up...
5th Aug, 2016
Make the coconut tuilles also featured on this page in "Alternative Recipes", that'll use some of them !
amp1043's picture
27th Jun, 2014
Made this exactly as the recipe and very happy with the result. Now I have 10 egg whites to use up...
10th Aug, 2016
I say make Pavlova....but at the very least make a merangue , ,with 10 eggs you could make 2 Merangues yummy..
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