Thursday, April 23, 2009


My new recipe book from Tastebook came in today, and I am loving it. There are some issues with the photos I took, they are all too dark. That's totally my fault, because other photos are just fine. As I was making my menu for the next week, I was trying to find some recipes that call for a lot of eggs (again), and saw that flan was one of them. That got me to remember the yummy Dutch dessert called "vla". It's a yellow custard dessert, that can not be found in the US. Since it's a dairy product, they don't import it to the Dutch grocery stores.

I finally found one that didn't call for "custard powder". The ingredients are pretty straight forward: milk, sugar, vanilla, eggs, and cornstarch. After you mix all of them, you just have to stir over low heat until it thickens. I didn't want to risk cooking it too fast, so I ended up stirring the vla for an hour! Now it's cooling in the fridge, and I can't wait to see how it tastes (it was pretty yummy warm, but that's totally different)

1 comment:

Kaitlyn said...

Try this! :

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