Prepared this yesterday but wanted to give it another taste before doing the review, so I just had it for breakfast (yeah, I know, how decadent is that???). I did not have a dish suitable for such a large flan, so I just used smaller dishes/ramekins. It took 45+ minutes for the white sugar to melt into caramel and once it hit the bottom of the dish, it immediately solidified, so there was no spreading...that was my first concern. I refrigerated these for several hours and tried unmolding a couple for dessert last night. This was disastrous because it did not come out in one piece. Next, I thought I'd ruined the dishes because I couldn't get the caramel out. Bottom line, I think this really needs to be refrigerated overnight because I flipped one onto a plate today, and it popped out with caramel pooling beautifully around the flan. I think the overnight refrigeration allows the caramel to melt. After soaking in some water overnight, the dishes cleaned up just fine, and the one from this morning went right into the dishwasher. Don't skip the toasted coconut, as I think it really finalizes the pina colada theme. The flan texture is a little different, but this is absolutely delicious and the best flan I've ever had! Sorry for the long review, but I wanted to explain what transpired in preparing this wonderful dessert. Thanks Leticia.
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Prepared this yesterday but wanted to give it another taste before doing the review, so I just...