Pistachio Ice-cream Cake


serves 6

500ml quality vanilla ice cream
100g shelled unsalted pistachio nuts, crushed
100g Antoniou Kataifi pastry
50g butter, melted
2 tablespoons honey
extra honey, to serve
nectarine or peach slices, to serve


Grease and line base and sides of an 18cm springform pan. Place ice cream in a large bowl and let stand at room temperature until softened. Add crushed pistachio nuts and mix to combine. Place in prepared pan; cover and freeze overnight.

Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper.

Place pastry in a medium size bowl and loosen until strands are separated, light and fluffy. Add butter and mix with fingers until pastry is evenly coated. Place half of the pastry on a prepared tray and form into an 18cm disc, using your palm to flatten. Repeat with remaining pastry. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Allow to cool. Use an egg lifter to help invert one disc onto a serving plate. Drizzle with honey.

Remove sides of springform pan, then use the egg lifter to help lift ice cream and place on top of disc. Place other disc on top of ice cream. Serve immediately, drizzled with extra honey and accompanied by fruit slices.

Cook’s Tip: Easily made the day before. It takes only a few minutes to assemble. Pastry discs can also be made a day ahead and stored in an airtight container. Slice fruit just before serving to prevent discolouring.