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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Creme Egg Rocky Road

Creme Egg Rocky Road // www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

  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

Kit Kat Brownies 1 // www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

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, ...

Coconut Cake with Berries & Whipped Coconut Cream {dairy free}

Coconut and Berry Cake with Whipped Coconut Cream {dairy free} // www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

Deliciously moist and sticky coconut cake, topped with fresh berries and whipped coconut cream. This quick and simple cake is packed full of beautiful, fresh flavours. Hello everyone. Happy weekend! We made it! Hurrah! This week, for me, has felt like one of the longest weeks. Its dragged, and dragged, and dragged, kicking its heels, and clinging to the door frame on the way out. But now its gone, and the weekend is here, its time to turn our thoughts to life's greatest pleasures; cake. This ...

Cadbury Creme Egg & Mini Egg Easter Chocolate Slab

Cadbury Creme Egg and Mini Egg Bark // www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

 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, ...

Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes

Nutella Chocolate Cupcakes www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

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

Walnut Cake www.scarletscorchdroppers.com

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 ...