Hong Kong style Coconut Tarts

Hong Kong Style Coconut Tarts - my top recipes of 2017 // www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

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 ...

Creme Egg Rocky Road

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  Creme Egg Rocky Road - A deliciously chocolatey no bake treat packed with biscuits, marshmallows & Cadbury Creme Eggs. Perfect for Easter, and a great weekend bake! Hands up who is counting down the days until Easter?! Less than two full working weeks left, and the Easter break will be upon us. To make the holidays feel even closer, I've got a special Easter treat for you today. This Creme Egg Rocky Road is absolutely perfect if you're looking for an easy but delicious treat this ...

KitKat Brownies

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Fudgey cocoa KitKat brownies, filled with a layer of KitKats, topped with chocolate, and finished with even more KitKats - a KitKat lovers dream! I'm very excited to bring you this KitKat brownie recipe today. The concept has been on my mind for a long time, but its taken me a while to get around to making them. Perhaps because in January I was doing a Whole30, an eating plan where brownies are most defiantly not allowed. I knew if I made these brownies I'd want to be able to eat them myself, ...

Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes

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Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes - Fudgey chocolate cupcakes, filled with a gooey Nutella centre, and generously topped with a fluffy, creamy Nutella buttercream. I know, I know. We've only just had a Nutella recipe, but please forgive me. These Nutella cupcakes are worth it! With Valentine's Day just around the corner, its time to start thinking about the one you love. Whether you're a big romantic wine-and-dine kind of couple, you like to spend Valentine's Day out with your friends, or you prefer ...

Walnut Cake with Streusel Topping

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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

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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

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  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

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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 ...