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A traditional dish in East Flanders. Many villages and families have their own version.

1 large "vlaai" Print
Vlaai met peperkoek


  • 1 l whole milk
  • 1 packet of rusks
  • ½ l water
  • 500g spice cake
  • 100 g macaroons (dry biscuits)
  • 250 g candy syrup
  • 250 g dark brown sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder
  • ½ tsp mace

Step 1

Heat the milk in a small saucepan.

Step 2

Crumble the rusks, the soft gingerbread and the macaroons and pour the hot milk and water over them.

Step 3

Add the remaining ingredients and the whipped egg yolks and mix until smooth.

Step 4

Pour the dough into a greased, oven-proof dish. Put it in a preheated oven of 175 °C for at least
one hour.

Let it cool before serving.

Find your own favourite, but

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There are many recipes for "Vlaai". This is our own family recipe.
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