I don’t really cook for Passover. My family of four goes to my parents in Seattle for part of the holiday and to my in-laws in Far Rockaway for the other half. Lots of flying with the kiddies. Fun fun! So I thought I would make just one passover recipe for the blog. My first passover recipe! What a special occasion. I found a recipe on weightwatchers.com and altered it to my liking…and according to the ingredients that I found in my local kosher supermarket. Well, you all get to be a part of this experience. Enjoy!
Coffee Flan Ingredients
To make this dish kosher for passover, make sure all ingredients have a Passover symbol
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbsp cornstarch (*it turns out cornstarch is not kosher for Passover, but comments on this blog post said that you can use tapioca powder or potato starch)
1 cup half and half (recipe calls for fat-free evaporated milk, but I couldn’t find any kosher for Passover)
2 Tbsp coffee syrup/topping (you can also use caramel syrup)
1 Tbsp instant coffee, regular or decaf is fine
2 egg whites
I preheated the oven to 350 degrees. I whisked together the egg whites in a large heatproof bowl. In the meantime, in a saucepan, I whisked together the sugar and cornstarch. Gradually, I stirred in the half and half.
The directions in the recipe said to pour 1/3 cup of mixture in to each of four 1/2-cup ramekins. I don’t have small ramekins (yet) so I had to improvise. I placed 6 paper cake cups in a muffin tin and poured the batter in 3/4 of the way to the top, leaving room for the flan to rise. I placed the tin inside of a larger tin and poured hot water about 1 inch up the sides.
The flan baked until firm and puffy, about 30 minutes. I carefully removed the baking dish from the oven, lifted out the muffin tin and let it cool a bit before serving. If you want to serve the flan chilled, you can cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cold.
I certainly didn’t have the patience to wait for the flan to cool so I ate one right away. It was delicious and sweet! A little sticky on the outside and fluffy in the center. I would make these year round and they are perfect for Passover! If you are on Weight Watchers or just curious, the Pointplus value is 3 points each when you make 6 servings. If you actually have 4 ramekins, each flan is 5 points. It’s nice to have something healthy to eat on Passover when we are all surrounded by heavy and delicious food. Add this to your Passover recipe checklist!
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