Vla (Dutch Custard)

A sweet dessert that comes together in less than 30 minutes. Try this Dutch variation of milk custard.


  • Whisk
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Pan
  • Bowl


  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) sugar
  • 3 Tbsp (45 mL) cornstach
  • 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) milk
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) butter


  1. Whisk egg with sugar and cornstarch until well mixed.
  2. Put on stove on high, slowly stirring and adding milk gradually. Bring to boil.
  3. When it thickens, turn heat down to medium and add vanilla and butter. Mix well.
  4. Remove from heat and pour into a bowl.
  5. Cool and serve cold at room temperature.

Looking for something savory to have after a meal? Try arranging a Dutch cheese platter from BC-made Dutch cheeses (also comes with wine pairing suggestions)!