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 ...

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 ...

Eton Mess Cheesecake

Eton Mess Cheesecake 7 :: www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

Eton Mess Cheesecake; a creamy vanilla cheesecake, topped with whipped cream, strawberries, meringue, and homemade strawberry sauce. This delicious take on a summer classic is bound to be a crowd pleaser! It seems there is a lot of talk online at the moment about the end of summer. Of how the nights are drawing in, the days are getting shorter, and the winter fashions are hitting the shops. Shops are bringing in their back-to-school ranges, the sight of which still makes me feel a little sad. ...

Chocolate and Raspberry Cake {vegan, gluten free & dairy free}

Chocolate and Raspberry Cake {Vegan, Gluten free and dairy free} // www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

A rich, decadent vegan chocolate cake, sandwiched with creamy chocolate buttercream and filled with fresh raspberries. A wonderful dinner party dessert.  This is the last post that I'll be posting from England for a little while. As of Wednesday I'll be moving back to Hong Kong for at least the next year. You might remember Andy headed back over for work in April, and now its time for me to join him out there. At the moment I'm in the process of packing up, trying to fit my life back into one ...

Afternoon tea at the Conrad, London

Alice in Wonderland Afternoon Tea at the Conrad :: www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

“Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”  With Afternoon Tea week coming up in just a few weeks time, and the array of miniature treats I've been posting recently, I thought I would share a proper afternoon tea with you today. For my birthday back in April I went to the Alice in Wonderland themed afternoon tea at the Conrad London St James Hotel. The Conrad regularly changes its tea theme, with each special tea only being available of a few months. ...