My top recipes of 2017

My top recipes of 2017

My top recipes of 2017 - the recipes most loved on my blog over the past year! With 2017 almost at an end, its time to take a look back on the past year. Its been a busy year for us. We began the year on holiday in Kuala Lumpur, 4 months into our first year of married life. We were living in Hong Kong by the sea, both of us were teaching full time and tutoring most evenings. At the end of the year we're back in the UK, 4 months into life with our little girl as a family of three. Its been a ...

Chocolate Candy Cane Cake

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Chocolate Candy Cane Cake - Two layers of chocolate cake, smothered in a white chocolate peppermint buttercream, and finished with a thick coating of dark chocolate ganache. A deliciously indulgent Christmas treat! This cake was the first proper cake I baked after Tilly was born. I have to admit, it took me ages! I baked the cake layers, then the icing had to wait until the next day. It took me the best part of the afternoon to get the cake covered in icing and decorated. Things that normally ...

Hot Chocolate Spoons

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Hot Chocolate Spoons - a cheap, simple, and delicious idea for homemade Christmas gifts! Today I’m bringing you a really simple idea for home made Christmas gifts. While I was doing my Christmas shopping I loads of these hot chocolate spoons and stirrers on the high street and in supermarkets. If your not familiar with the idea, they’re spoons set in a block of chocolate which you stir into hot milk to make delicious hot chocolate. I love the concept, but they struck me as pretty ...

Terry’s Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake

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Terry's Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake - A moist chocolate loaf cake, packed with chunks of Terry's Chocolate Orange, and decorated with even more chocolate orange! If you love Terry's Chocolate Orange, you're going to love this cake! After my recent recipe for Terry's Chocolate Orange Millionaire's Shortbread I've had a craving for all things chocolate orange. I've had this cake in my head for a while. I wanted something deeply chocolatey and satisfying, with a good hit of chocolate orange. I ...

Chocolate and Salted Caramel Fudge Cake

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Chocolate and Salted Caramel Fudge Cake - Two thick layers of deliciously tempting chocolate fudge cake, filled with chocolate buttercream and salted caramel. It's not that long since I brought you a fudge cake, in the form of this Creme Egg Chocolate Fudge Cake, but Easter is long since gone, and I thought it was time for another simple but impressive chocolate fudge cake you can use for birthdays, picnics, barbecues and celebrations this summer! So here we are, my Chocolate and Salted Caramel ...

Kinder Bueno Cheesecake

Kinder Bueno Cheesecake - my top recipes of 2017 : www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

A delicious no bake cheesecake packed with Kinder Bueno and chunks of Kinder chocolate, and topped with drizzled chocolate and even more Kinder Bueno! When we were children our summer holidays were always in Switzerland, in the pretty lake side town of Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland.  My Dad, an old romantic, would always insist we travel the whole way there by train. A journey that would see us setting off from London in the early hours of the morning, winding our way through France or ...

Peanut Butter & Jelly Brownies

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Fudgey rich chocolate Peanut Butter & Jelly Brownies If you're a British child of the 80s, like me, the concept of Peanut Butter and Jelly is probably a relatively new one for you. The idea of these sandwiches, that frankly sounded disgusting, first entered my consciousness through 90s films. I can't remember the exact ones, probably something like Beethoven, where the kids would throw together peanut butter and jelly sandwiches if let to fend for themselves for lunch, as kids always seemed ...

Chocolate Creme Egg Fudge Cake

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A decadent chocolate fudge cake filled with Creme Egg buttercream, and topped with drippy dark chocolate ganache and plenty of Creme Eggs. The perfect Easter showstopper!   Easter is always one of my favourite times of the year, I can't get enough of spring flowers, blossom, baby lambs, hot cross buns and, of course, Easter eggs. This year, however, I'm especially excited. I'm flying home for Easter, and I CAN'T WAIT! Just 3 more days and I'll be boarding a plane back to England for two ...

White Chocolate Lindor Truffle Cheesecake

Kinder Bueno Cheesecake - my top recipes of 2017 : www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

White chocolate Lindor truffle cheesecake. A really easy no bake recipe for creamy white chocolate cheesecake, topped with drippy dark chocolate ganache, swirls of white chocolate buttercream and chocolate Lindor truffles. I think its time for another cheesecake recipe! You can never have enough cheesecake in your life! January is over, February is here. There may be a whole lot of messed up, crazy stuff going on in the world right now, but there are also lots of good things to think about ...

Mars Bar Easter Crispy Nests

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Chocolate Easter Cripsy Nests made with melted Mars Bars, drizzled with chocolate and topped with Mini Eggs. A quick and simple classic Easter treat. It's the Easter weekend!! Hurrah! After what seems like forever, the very much awaited Easter break is finally here. Last week I had one of those weeks where it seems there simply isn't enough time in the day. Every day started with a to do list, by the end of the day so many additional things had been added to it that hardly any of the ...