Rijstevlaai – Dutch Rice Pudding Flan/Pie

If you’ve ever been to the Netherlands, you’ve most likely stumbled over a shop that sells Dutch flans/pies, vlaai (pronounced “fly”). Vlaai originates from the Limburg province of the Netherlands, but they can be found almost everywhere. The variety of vlaai is a dieter’s nightmare, but I don’t really care for that! My favourite variety is the creamy rice version. These flans/pies are different from others that are traditionally known, the pastry case/shell is made from a lightly yeasted, bread-like dough, not a crisp short pastry.

There’s a warning that comes with this recipe: do not make this with soy milk. If you do, the filling is absolutely vile, Continue reading


Coconut, Rum & Raisin Ice Cream – Vegan

I can’t believe I’ve been sitting on this recipe for over a month. It needs to be shared!

From around 2000, I’ve always had this thing about coconut ice cream. It was only then, it started becoming readily available within the UK supermarkets. T, a Thai friend of mine, could never understand why I was ranting and raving about it so much. She said that coconut ice cream – blurgh… it’s all over Thailand!

It’s taken me over 10 years to make my own! I grabbed out my vegan scoop ice cream book and modified a recipe accordingly. Continue reading