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Hello Everyone!

Do you sometimes have a craving for something you liked very much as a child?

Well I do. One of those things is the macaronitaart my grandmother used to make. It’s a baked thick vanilla custard pudding with macaroni, usually eaten with a generous dusting of icing sugar or a large serving of dark brown sugar.

This recipe is not my grandmother’s, she never had one and just showed what was in it. But the result is scrumptious.

I hope you’ll like it too.

Happy baking!





  • 200 pasta (preferably one that doesn’t take too long to cook)
  • 120 g caster sugar
  • 1 l semi-skimmed milk
  • 65 g vanilla custard powder (I used Dr. Oetker)
  • 1 vanilla pod (scraped out)
  • 1 ½ tbsp. olive oil



  • Preheat the oven to 175°C.
  • Add 800 ml of the milk, the pasta, sugar, vanilla seeds and pod to a large saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Cook for 6 minutes (= 2 minutes less then mentioned on the package) and stir occasionally.
  • Grease a 24 cm sandwich tin wit ½ tbsp of olive oil.IMG_2561
  • Mix the custard powder with the remaining milk until smooth.
  • Remove the vanilla pod from the pan*.IMG_2547
  • Add the vanilla custard mix to the pan, stir well and keep stirring until it thickens.
  • Pour in 1 tbsp of olive oil, stir and transfer to the baking tin.
  • Bake for 30 minutes and let cool in the tin before eating it (if you can wait that long).



  • * You can use the vanilla pod to flavor your hot milk or hot cocoa before going to bed.

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