Bacon, Potato and Asparagus Salad

Bacon, potato and asparagus salad :: www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

  A gorgeous warm summer salad. It's packed with bacon, new potatoes, fresh tender asparagus and crisp Florette salad leaves. Dressed with a sharp, tangy mustard dressing and finished with soft centred eggs, this is a recipe that deserves to be a summer staple!  It’s no secret I love cake. I love chocolate, and cookies. I love bread slathered in salted butter, and hot flaky pastry. It turns out though, as one of the great cruel jokes of life, that these things aren’t really so great for us. ...

Raspberry and Vanilla Polka Dot Sprinkles Cake

Vanilla and Raspberry Polka Dot Sprinkle Cake :: www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

  A towering vanilla polka dot sprinkles cake, filled with raspberries, and topped with light and creamy vanilla cream cheese icing. Completely covered in sprinkles, this fun cake is sure to delight!  Last weekend I went to the circus. Its years since I've been to one and you know what, it was so much fun! Walking up to the bright red big top created bubbles of childish excitement in my tummy, enhanced by the music and the salty sweet smell of fresh popcorn filling the air. Inside the tent the ...

Terry’s Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

Chocolate Orange Cheesecake :: www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

  A deliciously smooth and rich cheesecake, packed with chocolate orange flavour. This is a simple no bake recipe you'll be wanting to make again and again!  I'm so happy its Saturday! What is it about the weeks following bank holidays that just seems to make them drag so much? It defies all logic, but somehow a four day week has the ability to feel so much longer than a five day one! I always wish come the weekend I could lie in. I love sleep, I love my bed, yet still, come 6am on a Saturday ...

Soft-Baked M&M Cookies

M&M Cookies 7 :: www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

Perfectly soft baked chewy M&M Cookies, packed full of peanut M&Ms. So easy to make, and so incredibly moreish. These are a fantastic bank holiday bake!  There can be few things in life that bring as much simple pleasure as a Bank Holiday. That joy on a Friday knowing that you're heading out of work with a three day weekend spreading out ahead of you. Then the feeling on Sunday night when you remember that you don't have to get up in the morning. Its like Friday Feeling all over again! ...

Cookie Butter Cupcakes

Cookie Butter Cupcakes :: www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

Spiced caramel cupcakes, packed with speculoos cookie butter. Topped  with a swirl of cookie butter buttercream, and delicious chocolate covered lotus cookies. These cupcakes will keep you coming back for more!  This jar of cookie butter has been sitting in my larder for the last couple of months, just waiting for a purpose. It was an impulse buy one day in Sainburys. I hadn't even planned to go anywhere near any baking supplies. In fact I was probably going in for something far more healthy, ...

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Layer Cake

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Layer Cake :: www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

Three layers of rich, tender chocolate cake, filled with peanut butter buttercream, and topped with an indulgent layer of dark chocolate ganache.  It's my birthday! Happy birthday to me! I've reached the grand old age of 28....  Gosh, that sounds like a scarily large number. When did that happen?! Very soon I'll be off out for dinner to celebrate, there's promise of pizza and prosecco, but first I have a cake to share with you. I have a birthday confession to make; this isn't my only birthday ...

Sausage and Egg Puff Pastry Pie

Sausage and Egg Pie :: www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

A meaty savoury pie, wrapped in crisp, golden flakey pastry. Filled with herby, mustard sausage meat, bacon and boiled eggs, this pie would be the perfect addition to any picnic.  There's one ingredient we use more than anything else in our house, and thats eggs. We get through dozens every week. In the mornings everyone tries to have a healthy start to the day, and eggs are boiled, poached, scrambled, or whipped up into omelettes. On the mornings where I go to the gym before work, I'll take a ...

Vanilla Fudge Cake

Vanilla Fudge Cake with Joules :: www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

Light and fluffy vanilla sponge cake, filled with lashings of the most delicious vanilla fudge buttercream, and topped with chunks of fudge. This vanilla fudge cake is a perfect spring bake!  Saturday morning, while I was driving home from a shopping trip, I fell completely in love with the British countryside. All along the roadside the trees had exploded in that beautiful fresh green colour we only get for a few weeks every year. Little freshly unfurled leaves, bursting from the buds. Such a ...

Raspberry and Nutella Cupcakes

Raspberry and Nutella Cupcakes :: www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

Delicious Raspberry and Nutella Cupcakes. Fluffy vanilla cupcakes, filled with a gooey puddle of raspberry and Nutella, topped with a light and creamy Nutella buttercream. Bringing some of my favourite flavours together, I think you're going to love these cupcakes!  Last weekend I started wedding dress shopping in ernest. Making appointments, actually going into shops considering that I might come out having purchased a dress. My Mum and I did back-to-back appointments, driving across Surrey ...

A Postcard From Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle :: www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

Today I plan to take you on a food lover's tour of Edinburgh, but before that, a quick apology; It's been a little quiet around here recently. Its been a busy couple of weeks, not least because Andy's flown back out to Hong Kong. He's headed back to work, and I'm staying here. I'm already counting down the days until May when I've got a couple of weeks off to fly out and visit him. Instead of even thinking of being in the kitchen over the Easter weekend, I spent the weekend with Andy. ...