Walnut Cake with Streusel Topping

Walnut Cake www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

A deliciously damp walnut cake, baked with sour cream and cinnamon, and topped with a crunchy, crumbly streusel topping. If you've been reading my blog for a while, you might know that I'm a teacher out here in Hong Kong. Teaching the under 3s, I'm spending my days singing nursery rhymes, and getting covered in paint, gloop, and other substances not fit for discussion in a food blog. What you might not know, is that Andy is a teacher too. He's a sports teacher, turning his hand to any sport you ...

Nutella and Fererro Rocher Cheesecake

Ferrero Rocher and Nutella Cheesecake 1  www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

A decadently rich and creamy no bake Nutella and Fererro Rocher Cheesecake, topped with hazelnuts and a whipped nutella cream. As cheesecake recipes go, this one for Nutella and Fererro Rocher Cheesecake has to be one of my favourite yet. A deep, creamy smooth nutella cheesecake, topped with hazelnuts, dark chocolate, whipped nutella cream, and fererro rochers. It's rich and decadent, but at the same time incredibly light and smooth. I made this cheesecake last week, and I'm still thinking ...

White Chocolate Toblerone Cookies

White Chocolate Toblerone Cookies www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

Soft, chewy cookies packed with generous chunks of White Chocolate Toblerone I've got a little Monday treat for you today. It's been a funny sort of Monday, here in Hong Kong. The weather dipped over the weekend, and the Hong Kong Observatory recorded the lowest temperatures in 59 years. In some parts of the country it feel to a single, measly degree, and where we were we shivered in 3 degrees. It might not sound too low to everyone used to chilly winters, but when you're living in an ...

Chai Spiced Cinnamon Rolls

Chai Spiced Cinnamon Buns // www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

  Soft, tender, and sticky rolls, packed with cinnamon, cardamom and ginger - all the delicious flavours of chai. This Christmas morning we woke up in the desert, in the farthest flung corner of western Rajasthan. The sky was cloudless, the air bright and crisp. Morning dew had settled over the blankets, the only thing separating us and our camp on the sand from the biting cold of the night. With the moon still clear in the sky, and the sun not yet up, the only sounds were the occasional ...

Pear Chocolate and Cinnamon Cake

Pear, Chocolate and Cinnamon Cake www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

A light, fluffy cake packed with juicy pears and dark chocolate chunks, and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. I don't know about where you are, but here in Hong Kong it's a very wet, grey, grim Saturday. There's only one thing for a day like this in my eyes, and that's to put on your cosiest slippers, snuggle into a your oldest, softest jumper, and head into the kitchen to bake something tasty. Today's recipe comes from one of my favourite blogs; Lauren Caris Cooks. Lauren's blog is packed ...

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Flapjacks

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Flapjacks 1 www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

Chewy and sticky peanut butter flapjacks, packed with chocolate chips and dipped in dark chocolate. A perfect January treat! Happy New Year everyone! I hope your Christmas and New Year were wonderful, and your 2016 has got off to a fantastic start. How are your resolutions going? I didn't make firm resolutions, but my main aim this year is the classic; lose weight, tone up, and get fit. Suddenly now its 2016 we'll be getting married THIS YEAR, and suddenly the fact I've got to fit into ...

Chocolate Daim Bar Cheesecake

Chocolate Diam Bar Cheesecake :: www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

A delicious no bake Chocolate Daim Bar Cheesecake. Having moved across the world, then back again, we've found ourselves starting completely from scratch again in our apartment. We didn't have anything left in Hong Kong. I love our new apartment, its light, its airy, it doesn't get damp even in the horrendous Hong Kong humidity, and it has an amazing panoramic window looking out over the sea. It still, however, feels a little bit bare. We don't have any pictures up yet, there are things without ...

Apple and Almond Cake {Gluten Free}

Apple and Almond Cake :: www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

It feels like I have been away from this little space of the internet for such a long time. Looking back its over a month since I last posted anything, I didn't even go that long between posts when we were travelling last year! Since moving back to Hong Kong, life has rather got in the way of blogging and baking and cakes. At the moment it seems an awful lot of time is spent working, and planning lessons, and saving money for the wedding fund. Monday, however, was a public holiday, and at ...

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Champagne, Chocolate and Strawberry Layer Cake :: www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

Writing a food blog has many perks. Mostly the excuse to have delicious treats lying around the house nearly all the time. If I fancy baking something incredibly large, ridiculously indulgent and calorie laden, I just blame the blog. "Oh I really, really didn't want to have a giant chocolate orange cheesecake sitting in the fridge, its just I HAD to make it for the blog...", and so on. Its also my reason for buying up all of the chocolate every time I go shopping. Its an absolutely winning ...

Courgette and Lemon Cake

Courgette and Lemon Cake // www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

  A light and fresh courgette and lemon cake filled with lemon curd, and topped with lemon cream cheese icing and crunchy pistachios. At the moment I'm really buying into the craze for swapping out the carby part of meals for vegetable alternatives. Once you start substituting you realise how many more vegetables you can pack into your diet by doing it, and it doesn't take too long to feel the benefits. Better skin, better sleep, and a general feeling of virtuousness to name just a few. The ...