Afternoon Tea + a Homemade Memories Blog Tour!

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Afternoon tea menu

This Saturday just gone I hosted my first ever afternoon tea at Sonny’s Kitchen in Barnes. Having not catered a proper event before – the Homemade Memories launch party doesn’t count in my mind because people weren’t paying – there were a few stray butterflies in my stomach, but as soon as I got into my kitchen comfort zone, rolling biscuit dough and cutting out scones, I had a feeling it was going to be good.

Homemade Memories
The crowd couldn’t have been nicer and – flattery will get you everywhere – it was wonderful to receive compliments on my baking and sweets. All the treats featured in the tea, from homemade scones and lemon curd to the peppermint marshmallow petit fours at the end, were recipes from the book and it was lovely to know that the guests could go home afterwards and recreate those flavours for themselves.

Pink grapefruit poppy seed cupcakes

From your emails and social media messages, I know lots of readers were unable to make the tea due to geographical issues or prior engagements, but there’s another way to get your fix of Homemade Memories recipes over the next 10 days . . . I’m going on a blog tour!

Oat & raisin scones

The tour kicked off on Monday with the Jaffa Orange Cakes featured on the front cover of the book and includes some of my favourite food bloggers from Britain and beyond. I’ve added the dates and recipe details below and will be updating with links as each post goes live, so do check back each day. I’m so excited to see how these talented bloggers interpret my recipes and make them their own.lemon curd

Homemade Memories blog tour:

JULY 6th
Jaffa Orange Cakes:  Hugh, Foodie Weekends

JULY 7th
Bourbon Chocolate Honeycomb Biscuit Cake:  Victoria, Victoria Sponge Pease Pudding (plus she made the caterpillar cake – how cute is he?!)

JULY 8th
Nectarine and Polenta Upside Down Cake:  Kathryn, LondonBakes

JULY 9th
Pear and Pecan Treacle TartSophie, The Cake Hunter

JULY 10th
Butterscotch Devil’s Delight:  Kate, What Kate Baked

JULY 13th
Caramelised Rice Pudding Pots:  Emiko, Emiko Davies

JULY  14th
Rosemary salted caramels – April, Rhubarb & Rose

JULY 15th
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Choclette, Tin & Thyme

Sonny's Kitchen

20 RESPONSES TO Afternoon Tea + a Homemade Memories Blog Tour!

  1. I so wish I could have made it on Saturday – everything sounds and looks so delicious – but I’m so glad that I can recreate everything that you made at home and have my own private afternoon tea! So excited too to be part of the book tour and see all the delicious recipes that are going to be posted over the next week : )

    • admin -

      Ah, thank you for such a sweet post Kathryn, I’m so happy you like the book! Xxx

  2. How exciting! I’m sorry I couldn’t make it to do the blog tour but I don’t know what to do first at the moment with my own book and other projects and books I am shooting! But I can’t wait to receive my copy in the post! Congrats xx

    • admin -

      No worries, I know how busy you are! Have you not received your copy yet? Let me know and I can chase my publicist! Xxx

      • It arrived just seconds ago!! I must say Kate it’s absolutely beautiful, I love it!! I’ll get that summer reading post up and running as soon as! Congratulations big time!!

  3. Thanks so much for the mention on the biscuit cake – and the little link to the Colin cake which I will almost certainly do a little post on in the next couple of weeks! So happy to be a part of the blog tour and congrats again on the book – its brilliant! x

    • admin -

      My pleasure. I love your interpretation of the chocolate biscuit cake 🙂 x

  4. I am yet to buy the book but from these recipes and what I’ve heard about it so far it definitely needs to be on my next pay day list! 🙂

    I also need to take a look at the blog tour, what a great idea!

  5. I love this little blog tour and HUGE HUGE HUGE congrats on your book. That insanely beautiful Nectarine and Polenta Upside Down Cake that Kathryn made and that gorgeous Treacle Tart Sophie made have convinced me that everyone needs to go out and get your book! SO AWESOME, Kate!!

    • THANK YOU Alana! I’ve loved every second of the blog tour so far – more to come next week! And if you buy the book, let me know what you decide to make first 🙂 xxx

  6. Loved being part of the blog tour and seeing what the others have made too. All stunning as is your amazing book – thank you and congratulations.

  7. Avril -

    Hellooooooo, Oat and Raisin Scones….really?!! Oh my goodness….I did actually squeal at the idea of Oat and Raisin Scones 🙂 Is this recipe in your book….please say it is…pretty please 🙂 xx

    • admin -

      It absolutely is! Xxx

      • Avril -

        I just spotted it – I think only dogs and dolphins heard my squeak of delight haha xx

        • admin -

          Ha, enjoy!

  8. Ah, wished I knew about the event when I was still in London, the menu sounds spectacular! Now i’m off to get your book, the jaffa cake is calling my name :-0

    • admin -

      Ah, wish you could have come! Glad you like the sound of the book xxx

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