Oatmeal tart with Philadelphia-style ice-cream

(Oatmeal tart with Philadelphia-style ice-cream)

It truly doesn’t take a whole lot of time or effort to make a dessert. A few minutes spent fiddling with a set of scales, then a batter comes together (mix wet with dry) and into the oven it goes. Meanwhile much more time than this is required trying to decide which album to play on Spotify.

In the past month during which I didn’t manage to post a single item of baked deliciousness, I visited Seoul for the first time ever, met some lovely people, got back, changed the dessert menu at work, congratulated a friend on the birth of her son, bought a ticket to Tasmania, gave my notice at work and then got the wind knocked out of me when I heard that a friend had passed away. All this in one month.

This is my dessert of the month. A slice of tart, sticky with golden syrup, oatmeal and almonds, served with a scoop of the easiest ice-cream you’ll ever churn at home. Life is a lot like dessert. Sweet, messy, pleasurable and often only half enjoyed in the moment with a mixture of guilt and regret. If you are baking phobic, start by making this ice-cream. The splendid cakes and puddings that go so well with it will eventually follow.

In memory of a fellow baker and blogger, I dedicate this post to Barbara. x

Philadelphia-style ice-cream :
(makes enough servings for 1 tart)

250g cold pouring cream (35% fat)
120g cold skim milk
60g caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla paste/extract
1 tablespoon rum

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, stirring well to dissolve the sugar. Churn in your ice-cream machine according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Serve straight away or store well covered for a few hours in the freezer.

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  1. Katie said,

    July 2, 2012 @ 12:23 pm

    I had my hopes up for the recipe for the tart but it’s not there 🙁 Is it coming?

  2. Rosa said,

    July 2, 2012 @ 4:13 pm

    That is a fabulous tart! Really original.

    A lovely post for Barbara.



  3. Monica (@gastromony) said,

    July 3, 2012 @ 2:05 pm

    Oatmeal 🙂 I guess this is healthy to eat then? 😀 Looks delightful indeed and a nice post for Barbara.

  4. Emma said,

    July 5, 2012 @ 2:10 am

    I had never read Barbara’s blog, but I’m saddened nonetheless.

    Your dessert looks comforting and lovely. What a wild month you’ve had… some smooth ice cream sounds like the perfect relaxation.

  5. Helene said,

    July 10, 2012 @ 5:42 am

    Oh my what a delicious tart.

  6. Caitlin said,

    July 13, 2012 @ 10:32 am

    I think it’s been a crazy month all around. What’s the source for the tart recipe so I can track it down sometime?

  7. Christina @ The Hungry Australian said,

    July 25, 2012 @ 7:38 am

    A lovely tribute to an amazing woman and a very good looking tart, too.

    My condolences – I didn’t know Barbara that well but she was always so kind and positive.

  8. New City Magazine said,

    July 27, 2012 @ 4:42 pm

    The tart looks so sinful…
    but looking at the recipe it looks like a healthy tart to eat! 🙂

  9. Celia said,

    July 29, 2012 @ 6:14 pm

    So nice of you to dedicate this to Barbara!
    Good on you!

  10. Becky said,

    September 21, 2012 @ 9:06 pm

    Wow this looks lovely, been looking everywhere for new desserts that combine oats.

  11. Brianna said,

    July 24, 2013 @ 1:35 pm

    Hi will you please post the recipe for the tart?

  12. Jiann M said,

    October 20, 2013 @ 5:16 am

    Hi! Where can I find the oatmeal tart recipe? Sounds like it would be amazing 🙂

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