In last week’s post I had a fascinating chat with Jonathan Groves, the executive chef at the beautiful Ngala Lodge Restaurant in The Gambia, West Africa. He’s kindly shared with us his recipe for this delicious Coconut Créme Brulee which Ngala has featured on the menu since October. It’s been a great hit with the guests. Mind you, I’ve never tasted anything at this restaurant that hasn’t been a huge hit with me!
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Coconut Créme Brulee
- 8 Egg yolks
- 30 g sugar
- 400 ml coconut milk tinned
- 100 g creamed coconut
- 400 g cream
- 4 large bananas
- sesame seeds to sprinkle on top
- brown sugar to sprinkle on top
- sprig mint to garnish
- Pre-heat the oven to 150° C (or gas mark 2).
- Slowly reduce the coconut milk and the creamed coconut to approx 250g.
- Then add the cream.
- Heat slowly until JUST boiling & then remove from heat.
- Whisk the egg yolks and the sugar untill thick and pale yellow and double in quantity.
- Whisk the coconut and cream mixture into the egg and sugar mixture.
- Place in 6 large ramekins.
- Bake in bain maire for 30-40 minutes until just cooked - the middle should still have a wobble when shaken gently.
- Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
- Warm in the oven.
- Cover in a layer of banana slices.
- Sprinkle with Brown sugar.
- Glaze sugar until brown.
- Top with a sprig of mint.
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Thank you for checking my blog out. While on my travels I’ve been to cookery courses in Laos Cambodia and Vietnam so I’m collecting recipes. I just adore creme brulee and it sounds delicious with a coconut
twist so I’ll try this out for sure.
oh my gosh! i LOVE LOVE LOVE creme brulee. Time to make this – thanks for the fantastic recipe!
My pleasure! 🙂
Kathryn, did you heard of egg pizza…it taste good…
I do love a good pizza (although pepperoni is my favourite topping). Thanks for checking out my blog Jaya.
Tried this on some dinner guests last night – it went down a storm! Didn’t use sesame or banana but served it plain with raspberries.. Will definitely do this one again, thank you…
Excellent! Raspberries with it sounds delicious. Did you take any photos? 😉
Looks super delicious – I think I’ll have to make this soon! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Pleasure Nonu. Thanks for checking out my blog. 🙂
Mmmm, sounds delicious, will have to give it a go, could do with a taste of summer in the midst of this wintery weather!
Just be reading your lovely post on Bath.
I love Bath but haven’t tried the champagne and scones yet, so I think I’ll have to pop back soon.
Oh, that looks DEEE-Vine! Creme brulee is my favourite dessert – and coconut – who can go wrong! Maybe this weekend, a little creme brulee to follow a roasted dinner is in order! Fun. Thanks for sharing.
..and it’s as yummy as it looks! 🙂
This looks delicious Kat – I’m going to have a go at making this because Creme Brulee is a favourite with my daughter and I. In fact whenever we go away we have a little ritual of going out for a ‘meal’ which consists of a creme brulee and a cocktail!
Do let me know how it comes out and you’ll have to find a suitable cocktail recipe to share with us 😉
Creme Brulee yum yum yum, get me some :-)!
Yum Yum Yum! Get me some!
I might be persuaded sis! 🙂
Wow. Yes, please! I recently bought ramekins and coconut is in every one of my recipes I can squeeze it into. Can’t wait to try this.
Wish you could pop some in the post for me! 🙂
This sounds incredible and delicious! Will give it a go and share results!!
Excellent, please do and if you want to send a photo that would be great! [email protected]