I’ve always liked Donna Hay’s books. Kayte introduced me to her recipes way back in 2012 when I joined Wednesday’s with Donna Hay. Since then I have added four of her wonderful books to my collection. Even tho’ I have made a lot of her dishes I still have plenty more marked. Thank goodness for PotLuck with I Heart Cooking Clubs..
We needed a dessert in the house. But we are trying to go sugar free. But we needed a dessert. Fortunately there are several with Donna that are easily adaptable using a sugar substitute rather than the real thing.
I feared that the custard would not thicken if using Splenda with Fiber but my fears were unfounded. It thickened nicely and made a great dessert for us.
The recipe calls for using warmed milk with a vanilla bean. Instead, after warming the two I split the bean and added the seeds to the milk. I did bring out the vanilla flavor a lot better. And I hated to waste a whole bean.
This was just perfect. Not a big sweet dessert. Just sweet enough to enjoy after dinner.
I made 1/2 the recipe and ended up with 4 mini tarts (rather than pies). I added just a little whipped cream on top.
The recipe is from Donna’s The New Cook. (page 181)
Potluck brings all kinds of good dishes to the table. Check out the POTLUCK for May at IHCC.