Pear and Pecan Treacle Tart

Pear and Pecan Treacle Tart // www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

Pear and Pecan Treacle Tart - A crisp, melt in the mouth pastry case, filled with a delicious golden syrup and pear filling, and topped with pecans. A temptingly nostalgic treat! After our move back from Hong Kong we're spending the summer at my Mum's house, my childhood home. Andy's starts his new teaching job in September, and we'll be moving to East London later this month, but while the paperworks gets sorted on the flat we'll moving into, we're back home. It's a full house at the moment. ...

Blackberry and Almond Galette

blackberry and almond galette // www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

A deliciously rustic blackberry and almond galette. Light, crumbly pastry packed full of almonds and seasonal blackberries. A perfect warming treat for Autumn. This blackberry and almond galette is my bake for this month's Bumpkin Betty Baking Club, the online baking club run by Jaclyn from the blog Bumpkin Betty, where a group of keen bakers share their baking triumphs, successes and occasional disasters. This month's theme of autumnal bakes had me very excited to try out some seasonal ...

Hong Kong style Coconut Tarts

Hong Kong Style Coconut Tarts // 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 ...

Apple and Almond Tart

Apple and Frangipane Tart :: www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

A delicious buttery sweet shortcrust pastry case, filled with frangipane, and topped with apples. Perfect served hot or cold, you'll find it hard just to have one slice.  If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you might already know the past couple of weeks I've been back in Hong Kong visiting Andy after 6 long weeks apart. At the risk of sounding soppy, I have to admit its been absolutely bloody brilliant. You almost forget how much you miss in a relationship when you're 8000 miles apart. ...