Coconut custard => from "meh" to "WOW"?

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  1. french fries

    french fries

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    I wanted a Thai dessert yesterday so I made coconut custard according to the recipe below: 

    - 4 whole eggs

    - 1 cup coconut cream

    - 75 g brown sugar

    mixed together, baked in a bain marie for 55mn at 300F. 

    As I filled the ramekins I tasted the raw custard and it tasted absolutely delicious to me: I love the taste of sweet coconut milk. I was really looking forward to the finished dessert - unfortunately by the time they were cooked I found the custards rather bland. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/frown.gif  Didn't really like the flan-like texture (did I overcook them?) and that beautiful taste from the raw custard was completely gone. 

    How can I make better coconut custards? I'm wondering if maybe I would be more successful with only the yolks, no egg whites? Maybe the result would be closer to some sort of coconut-creme-brulee. 
     
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