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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Cadbury Creme Egg & Mini Egg Easter Chocolate Slab

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 A thick slab of milk and white chocolate studded with pretty pastel mini eggs, and chopped Cadbury Creme Eggs. A quick and delicious Easter treat! Last week I was back in England for a week. The Chinese New Year holidays gave me a chance to escape Hong Kong and head back to the crisp mornings, wide starry skies, and home comforts of England. Of course every trip back to England ends in the same way for me, with an overstuffed, over weight limit, suitcase, packed full of chocolate, cosmetics, ...

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 ...

Chocolate Daim Bar Cheesecake

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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 ...

Courgette and Lemon Cake

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  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 ...

Mini Carrot Cakes with Coconut and Lime {from Homemade Memories}

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Deliciously tender mini spiced carrot cakes, topped with a zesty lime cream cheese icing and pistachios. A recipe from Kate Doran's beautiful new book, Homemade Memories. One of the first food blogs I ever read was A Little Loaf. I remember the first time I stumbled upon it. I was clicking through Poires Au Chocolat, and found Kate's blog recommended in the side bar. I've been a reader ever since, and was very excited when Kate announced she was writing a book. I love the way Kate writes, ...

Raspberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

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  Miniature cheesecakes, bursting with raspberry freshness and finished with a hint of white chocolate. I'm sorry its been a little while since I've posted a new recipe - Andy came back from Hong Kong for a visit and we spent two weeks enjoying every last minute of sporadic sunshine. We've had a throughly British summer time, visiting Whitby, exploring the Isle of Wight. Drinking lots of cider, getting plump on cream teas, and debating the merits of Northern versus Southern fish and chips ...