Butternut Squash, Chicken and Harissa Bake

Butternut squash, chicken and harissa bake // www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

A spicy and fragrant mix of roasted butternut squash and chicken. A light and healthy weeknight supper. What do you turn to for your week night suppers? What can you be bothered to throw together, when you've barely got the energy to move off the sofa, and put on the pyjamas you know would be far more comfortable than the work clothes you've been in all day? How do you make sure you're getting a decent meal in you when all you fancy is a big, greasy, stodgy slice of pizza? What you need is ...

Mars Bar Easter Crispy Nests

Mars Bar Chocolate Crispy Nests // www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

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 ...

Eton Mess Cheesecake

Eton Mess Cheesecake :: 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. ...

Salted Caramel, Dark Chocolate and Mascarpone Oreo Crust Tart {no bake}

Salted Caramel, Dark Chocolate and Mascarpone Tart :: www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

Salted caramel, rich dark chocolate ganache, and light creamy mascarpone layered up in a delicious Oreo crust. This indulgent tart is far easier to make than it looks, and is completely irresistible!  Last Friday night this tart came with me to a barbecue, arranged with the hot weather in mind. We started off outside in the start-of-the-weekend sunshine, but it got cold very quickly and we ended up huddled inside around the radiator, heating turned up to full blast. Hello, British summertime? ...

Prawn and Chorizo Skewers with Homemade Flatbreads

Prawn and Chorizo Skewers :: www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

Skewers of spicy chorizo, and juicy king prawns marinaded in chilli, garlic and lime juice. Served with the quickest, easiest flatbreads you'll ever make. Fresh, spicy and zesty, these skewers are a perfect addition to a summer barbecue.  A couple of weeks ago we had an unexpected burst of sunshine in the middle of an otherwise wet week. The sun shone all day, and in the evening the garden was bathed with a beautiful glowing golden light, the dipping sun casting long shadows across the lawn. We ...

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. ...

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 ...

Chocolate Jaffa Cake

Chocolate Jaffa Cake new :: www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

A  moist and tender chocolate cake, filled with jaffa orange jelly, and topped with a deliciously creamy chocolate orange ganache. A jaffa cake lover's dream!  Confession; I was planning on bringing this chocolate jaffa cake to you on Monday. If you follow me on twitter you might already have seen my despair over this cake.  I made the cake, took the pictures, cut up the cake into various boxes and plates to be distributed around various family members, and be taken into work. I uploaded the ...

Char Siu Bao {Kung Hei Fat Choy!}

Char Siu Bao :: www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

Kung Hei Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year! Its time to say farewell to the year of the horse, and usher in the year of the sheep. Or goat, or ram. Whichever you choose. The Chinese character translates to something like horned animal, so it covers all three. Fun fact of the day for you there! In the Chinese tradition, sheep (or goats, or rams..!) are seen to be docile people, private people who prefer to follow rather than lead. These traits aren't the most sought after, so don't expect a baby ...