Homemade Memories

About Homemade Memories:

Over 100 recipes – all sweet – plus over 100 full colour photographs baked and styled by me and shot by Helen Cathcart.

The book is divided into eight chapters:

  • Crumbs
  • Sticky Fingers
  • Cakes
  • What’s For Pudding?
  • The Ice Cream Van
  • Midnight Feasts
  • Drinks
  • Little Loaf Basics

Some of my favourite recipes include:

  • Peanut Butter Jammie Dodgers
  • Banoffee Pecan Eclairs
  • Jaffa Orange Cakes
  • Malted Milk Chocolate Ice Cream Balls
  • Jam-Packed Doughnuts
  • Fig & Rye Rock Buns
  • Triple Chocolate Caterpillar Cake
  • Pear & Pecan Treacle Tart
  • Rhubarb Jelly & Ice Cream with Cardamom Crunch
  • Caramelised Rice Pudding Pots
  • Greek Yoghurt Soft Serve
  • Milk Chocolate & Honey Nougat

Homemade Memories publishes on 4th June 2015 and is available to pre-order NOW from the following retailers: (UK) (UK) (US)

Bookworld (Australia)

Booktopia (Australia)

The Book Depository (Worldwide)

Kobo (ebook)

iBooks (ebook)

Google Play (ebook)


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‘There’s something for everyone in this book! It’s going to be tough to keep your fingers clean as you bake your way throughout the pages!’
– Richard Bertinet

‘This is the book of my childhood. Memories came rushing back of baking with my mum as a kid. Its beautifully written & the photography is simply gorgeous. Any book that taps into those happy memories is a winner for me, so put the kettle on and get baking’.
– Daniel Doherty, Duck and Waffle

‘Kate Doran makes the yummiest, loveliest stuff imaginable.’
– Jenny Colgan, author of Little Beach Street Bakery

‘A fabulous assortment of recipes that unlock the comforting memories of home and childhood.’
– Lynn Hill, Clandestine Cake Club

‘I’d always thought that Kate’s posts on childhood treats were her best, so I was absolutely thrilled to hear that she was writing a book about them. It’s everything I could have hoped: fun, clever and already festooned with sticky to-make notes.’
– Emma Gardner, Poires au Chocolat

Homemade Memories is an absolute delight of a book, and one my family will turn to often for life-enhancing treats. The combination of nostalgia, delicious recipes and simply beautiful photography is sure to melt the heart of even the most hardened of cooks!’.
Genevieve Taylor

‘We all look back so fondly on the sweet treats of our childhood. What fun Kate must have had in recreating each recipe from hers.  From that dreamy soft marshmallow texture in a Milky Way, to the familiar crack of the chocolate shell on Colin the Caterpillar cake, she has thought of it all and all the recipes look so wholesome and delicious.’
– Milli Taylor, author of Party Perfect Bites

‘Kate’s recipes are the kind that you’ll want to make for sharing with friends and loved ones – utterly comforting and delicious! The key to making those nostalgic treats we’ve all grown up eating lies within the pages of this book, jazzed up with classy twists. Homemade Memories is approachable, delectable and perfect for anyone who loves to bake.’
– Izy Hossack, author of Top With Cinnamon 

‘Loved this book. It took me right back to school holidays spent cooking with my nana in her kitchen.’
– Carole Matthews, author of The Cake Shop in the Garden  

‘I thoroughly enjoy Kate Doran’s delightful approach to the sweet life, the way she deftly brings a modern touch to classic treats. Homemade Memories induces nostalgia for beloved childhood flavors, introduces new goodies to the kitchen, and feels like the perfect excuse for the playful indulgence we all crave.’
-Erin Scott, author of Yummy Supper

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  6. sandra snowdon -

    your recipies look yummy. cant wait to get the book too x

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  8. Liz Langley -

    Made your Thyme and Lemon biscuits for your lovely book yesterday for Mother’s Day – absolutely yummy. Thank you.

    Loving your comments about being a new Mum – agree and I don’t think the love gets less when they move out, find partners, decide they want a big wedding and come back for the day, for lunch, for dinner etc. It just gets different. You worry then because you can only observe and not directly influence! All good fun.

    • admin -

      Ah, so pleased you like the book. And thank you-I know I have so much to look forward to as he gets older! Xxx

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