Pumpkin Spice Muffins

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Deliciously light and tender pumpkin spice muffins, topped with cinnamon sugar. The perfect autumnal treat!  Living in Hong Kong can be great, but one thing our far east home really lacks is seasons. Weather patterns generally move from really humid, or slightly less humid; typhoon season or not typhoon season. The majority of the year is baking hot, with a short burst of cold over the winter. The seasons drift and merge into each other, without the dramatic changes you get back home. This ...

Oreo Cookies and Cream Drip Cake

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A vanilla and chocolate layered drip cake, filled with Oreo buttercream, and topped with rich drippy dark chocolate ganache. A little over a month since our wedding and we're back in Hong Kong, back to the reality of work. It's safe to say the post-wedding blues have now well and truly hit! I miss wedding planning and the excitement of it all. I miss, much as it drove me mad at times, my long to-do list of crafts, and I miss being home surrounded by friends, family, champagne and excitement. ...

Chocolate and Vanilla Marble Cake

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Chocolate and Vanilla Marble Cake drizzled with generous amount of melted white and milk chocolate. A firm family favourite! The theme for this month's Bumpkin Betty Baking Club is family favourites. This has come at a perfect time for me. With our wedding being held at my childhood home, and all the preparations going on around the garden, I'm reminded of family times, and feeling very sentimental about my home. Back at my Mum's getting ready for our wedding I was able to sit and have a good ...

Coconut Raffaello Cupcakes

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Tender coconut cupcakes, filled with a whole coconut Raffaello chocolate, and topped with a fluffy mountain of coconut and a final Raffaello for extra indulgence! Hello everyone, its been a while! It seems like a long time since I shared a recipe, and I have no real excuse, except life and wedding planning have rather got in the way. We get married in less than a month, and wedding planning and preparation is currently pretty all consuming. We're now back in the UK working away at wedding ...

Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

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Rich chocolate cupcakes filled with a whole Reese's peanut butter cup, smothered in peanut butter icing, and topped with Reese's pieces and chocolate chips. A peanut butter lover's dream! I think the inner chocolate lover in me has fought back after saying in my previous post I'm starting to prefer lighter, more delicate tastes. I've been having serious chocolate cravings over the past few days, finding it very hard to stay away from the chocolate stash in the fridge. After looking at the ...

Lemon and Raspberry Layer Cake

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A pretty little Lemon and Raspberry Layer Cake to celebrate my birthday. Four layers of lemon sponge filled with lemon curd and fresh raspberries, and covered with cream cheese icing. I don't know what it is this year, but I'm so attracted to pretty, delicate colours and designs. Perhaps its due to the fact I'm getting married this year, and thinking in our dusty pink and sage green wedding colours, but I'm drawn to things far more girly than I usually would be. Last Wednesday was my ...

Tahini Swirl Brownies

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Tahini Swirl Brownies - Super fudgey, gooey brownies, topped with a tempting golden  swirl of sweetened tahini. Monday. Quite possibly the hardest day of the week. Hands up, who needs a chocolate hit?! Its been a hard Monday for me today. The pain though, has been entirely my own fault, and of my own hand; no one could be blamed for my struggle today but myself. Yesterday we celebrated my birthday early, with a champagne brunch at the Conrad hotel. Champagne brunches are something of an ...

Butternut Squash, Chicken and Harissa Bake

Butternut squash, chicken and harissa bake // www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

A spicy and fragrant mix of roasted butternut squash and chicken. A light and healthy weeknight supper. What do you turn to for your week night suppers? What can you be bothered to throw together, when you've barely got the energy to move off the sofa, and put on the pyjamas you know would be far more comfortable than the work clothes you've been in all day? How do you make sure you're getting a decent meal in you when all you fancy is a big, greasy, stodgy slice of pizza? What you need is ...

Hong Kong style Coconut Tarts

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Buttery sweet pastry crusts filled with fluffy, sticky coconut filling. Coconut Tarts - a classic Hong Kong bakery treat. I've talked repeatedly about how hard it is to find really good bread in Hong Kong. As a huge bread lover, its always one of my moans. A crusty loaf smothered in butter, still steaming inside from baking is, even after 5 years away, one of the first things I crave when I set foot on British soil. I realised lately, however, that I'm doing Hong Kong bread rather a ...

Triple Layer Banana Cake with Honey Cream Cheese Icing

Triple layer banana cake with honey cream cheese icing www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

Three layers of flavourful banana cake, filled with a smooth, creamy icing flavoured with a hint of honey Things have been a little quiet on this little corner of the internet for the past few weeks. The Easter holidays were a busy time for me, albeit in the best possible way. If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen that we (finally!) found time to sit down and get all our wedding invitations made and sent out. After 5 frustrating hours fighting with the printer, then an entire day of ...