Apple Crumble Filo Pie

The idea for this Apple Crumble Filo Pie was kicking around in my brain for literally months before I decided to make it for a weekend girls lunch. And what do you know – it turned out even better than I had hoped! Imagine a headily spiced apple pie with a crumble topping – sounds good, but nothing revolutionary here. … Read More

Veal and Chorizo Sausage Roll

A long time ago, in (what feels like) a galaxy far, far away, I was a designer for a hospitality group in Sydney. My favourite venue was Gazebo Wine Garden in Elizabeth Bay. I loved the vibe and almost everything on the menu was phenomenal. There were a few dishes that I have always wanted to try my hand at … Read More

Almost No Bake Christmas Cheesecake with Biscoff Crust

I feel that the holiday season brings out two very different kinds of personalities. There are those who get right into the festivities, putting the decorations up really early, have Christmas music playing, shopping and wrapping done by early December and always have some kind of seasonal snack on hand. Then there are the people who bemoan the presence of … Read More

Peach and Raspberry Lattice Pie with Cream Cheese Pastry

I couldn’t let the summer slip by without making a pie. So last week, I sliced some fragrant peaches and carefully weaved homemade pastry into a lattice pattern. It smelled delicious as it was baking and tasted even better with a big scoop of ice cream. The End.  Just kidding, I could talk about pie all day. Some people think … Read More

Fig Crumble Tart with Honey Whipped Ricotta

It was Spicyicecream’s 11th birthday the other day. That completely blows my mind. My blogging efforts have been a less frequent in recent years due to #freelancelife that can get a little hectic sometimes, but I still love coming here to share my favourite new recipes. My own archives are kind of like browsing through my favourite cookbook – even … Read More

Nectarine, Raspberry and Chambord Pie

Today is Day Five of a particularly nasty cold. My wonderful housemate made me chicken soup loaded with immune boosting garlic, ginger and turmeric. I’ve had the kitty cat and House of Cards to keep me company, and Mum texting me every day to see how I’m feeling. But by yesterday I was bored and desperate to bake something (anything!) … Read More

Gingerbread Chocolate Tart

Just a short post from me today as I’ve got some baking to do myself! But if you’re looking for a perfect / easy / impressive / last minute Christmas dessert? I’ve totally got you. This hybrid gingerbread chocolate tart came out of another sweet brainstorming session with my sister, because I really wanted to use the cute little gingerbread … Read More

Cherry & Peach Pandowdy

If right now you’re wondering “what the heck is a pandowdy?!” I don’t blame you. If you imagine something along the same lines a Cobbler, Crisp, Buckle or Pie. A Pandowdy is a classic 19th century Southern baked fruit dessert where the pastry is broken or cut up into pieces. This allows the fruit juices inside to bubble up and … Read More

Strawberry Balsamic Hand Pies

You know when you meet someone for the first time, and you just immediately know you will be friends? With my current housemate K, I somehow just knew even before we had actually met. A strange set of circumstances led me to move in while she was overseas, and I wouldn’t actually meet her until a few days later. But … Read More

Simple Dinners 10 / Beef and Shiraz Pie

Winter and comfort food intrinsically go together. It can remind you of a different time and warm you up from the inside out, what could be better? For me personally, the best comfort food is anything meaty and cooked slowly for hours – or containing pasta and cheese, obviously! Recently I spent a wonderful relaxing Sunday just chopping, simmering and … Read More