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 ...

Soft-Baked M&M Cookies

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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! ...

Chocolate Mini Egg Cookies

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Gooey chocolate brownie-like cookies, packed full of white chocolate chunks, and whole mini eggs. A wonderful bake to get excited for Easter!  Is it too early to be sharing an Easter post with you? I really hope not. I'm very excited for Easter this year. I've already planned the hot cross buns I'm going to eat, if I close my eyes I can almost imagine the smell of them baking in the oven. I'm going to eat them while they're warm, slathered in melting butter, maybe a little bit of jam. I'm ...

Funny Face Shortbread Biscuits {for Comic Relief}

Funny Face Shortbread Biscuits for Comic Relief :: www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

Deliciously melting shortbread biscuits with a satisfying crunch, decorated with funny faces. A fantastic fun and simple recipe to make with children, and a great way to make some money for Comic Relief!  Hands up who's been watching The Great Comic Relief Bake Off? I've been loving the Bake Off being back on our screens, giggling my way through the baking disasters and the hilarious celebrity bakers. This is the first time i've actually been in the country for any Bake Off series and I'm ...

Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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Big chewy cookies packed with chocolate chips, and topped with extra triple chocolate chunks. A real chocolate lover's dream! These cookies were inspired by one I ate, rather unexpectedly, in the train station of Guangzhou, China. Towards the end of last year we were travelling back from China to Hong Kong, planning to get our train across the border from the international station. Normally this train journey is a breeze. Stroll up to the ticket booking window, get a ticket for the next train. ...

Double Chocolate and Buttered Popcorn Cookies

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I didn't think that this post was going to make it to you tonight. We've had a bit of rain here, and came home to find all the power had blown. Again. Did I tell you about the time when the power all cut out half way through preparing Christmas dinner, the turkey half cooked in the oven? That was stressful.  Well, the carpenter (which last time I checked deal more with wood than wiring...) from down the road has come in once again to save the day. Apparently he can't fix things tonight without ...

Chinese New Year Almond Cookies

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Happy Chinese New Year!Welcome to the Year of the Horse.Hong Kong is busy celebrating. For the past few weeks preparations for the holiday have been underway. Red lanterns, decorative firecrackers, streamers and banners have been going up around the city. Small orange trees grace entrance ways, little red envelopes tied onto their tiny branches. Side streets are packed with these little bushes, wrapped up in plastic sheets, waiting to be bought. Flower markets open up across the city, staying ...

Gingerbread Christmas Tree Biscuits

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Despite having lived in Hong Kong for nearly three years now, my Cantonese is, shamefully, terrible. I can't do much more than direct a taxi driver, and order Dim Sum. My priorities in life are clear! Since working in a pre-school however, my Mandarin,  is coming along quite nicely. Each class, beginning with the playgroup children at a teeny 18 months old,. have 15 minutes of Mandarin time per session. The children learn new vocabulary and sing songs in Mandarin. They pick it up much faster ...

Lebkuchen, Christmas Markets and St Nikolaus

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In Germany, and many other European countries, December the 6th is the day where St Nikolaus is celebrated. A bishop like bearded figure, a forerunner to Santa Claus, his exact role varies from country to country, and region to region. In Germany, children put out their cleaned and polished shoes, which will be filled with sweets, fruits and little presents if they’ve been good. One of my Grandmas is German, and every year during our childhood we would celebrate Nikolaus day. Christmas would ...

Nutella and Salted Caramel Chocolate Cookies

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The dog we  were dog sitting for has gone back home and suddenly the house feels very empty. No little nose pushing through the opening door to welcome us home. No silky ears to tickle in the morning. There's suddenly a lot of space on the sofa without her pushing us into the corner so she can stretch out all four furry legs. She only stayed with us a few days, but we're both missing having an animal around. It might be time to think about getting a dog ourselves. But anyway, today I have ...