Natilla is a custard dessert that has a very mild flavor and light texture, and it requires only 6 ingredients to make. In Spain, you can buy this dessert at almost every store. The vanilla and chocolate flavors are most often found. I will make the last one the next time, because chocolate natilla resembles a chocolate dessert called “Monte“. In Lithuania, this dessert is available at most supermarkets. If it’s difficult to imagine the taste of natilla (with vanilla), it would be very similar to the taste of white cream in “Monte“ dessert.
Natillas are prepared very quickly and easily, just follow the recipe directions (that starch wouldn’t form lumps or etc.). When natilla dessert is served in Spain (in cafes or restaurants), there is always a round cookie on the top of it (the most commonly used cookies are the ones called “Maria“). But if you don’t have such cookies where you live, then use light, crispy cookies such as french cookies “Petit Beurre“ or similar. And even without a cookie on the top natilla is really delicious simply sprinkled with a pinch of ground cinnamon.