Since Christmas and New Year´s Eve are right around the corner, it’s a good idea to have a few recipes ready. This coconut flan recipe is one of those classic desserts which beguile us with its rich taste, and which combines so well with so many Latin ingredients and tastes. Flan, in fact, can be traced back to the ancient Romans who used to prepare it with pepper instead of salt. But it really gained popularity in the Middle Ages during which it was commonly served during Lent. This dessert was introduced to us by our Spanish ancestors and now is a common and well-loved dessert suitable for many occasions. On a personal note, flan always reminds me of my grandfather, a madrileño, whose favorite Sunday dessert was the flan de turrón served at the Club Asturiano de la Ciuidad de México. It’s that recipe which inspired me to create this Flan de Coco – a fusion of my husband’s Caribbean heritage and the rich flan of my childhood. Let´s cook!