Tea and Scones with Pat and Debs

Keep Calm and Bake These Scones

Pat and Debs live on opposite sides of the ocean. They’ve never met one another, but both of them know how to bake  (they really know how to bake) and both of them love and appreciate  a proper cup of tea. Pat used to own a popular, successful tearoom back in Maryland. Debs, an American expat living in Devon, owns the popular, successful blog Debs Dust Bunny.

Once upon a time, early in my tea journey when I lived in the States, I had a dream of opening a tearoom. I used to make Pat’s day drive Pat bonkers with question after question about how to run a tearoom. She was – as she still is – gracious and kind and always more than happy to share her knowledge and expertise with me. We even met in person when she traveled all the way down to South Carolina to help me with a tea event. Tea friends are the best.

That tearoom dream of mine never came to fruition – but I did gain something invaluable from Pat: her scone recipe. It is flawless and perfect and the only scone recipe I have ever used. It has never failed me.

Recently, Debs has been experimenting with scone recipes and blogging about her results, so I knew that I just had to share Pat’s scone recipe with her. If you’d like to see how it turned out (and get a copy of the recipe for yourself), pop over to Debs Dust Bunny and read all about Pat’s Decadent and Delicious Scones.


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  1. Hi Denise,
    Thanks so much for the scone recipe. I’m going to work on the baking of scones this fall. The Herbal Husband (nor do I) need scones very often, but I would like to perfect my technique and this looks like a winner. xo Nancy

  2. Karen P. - Wisconsin says:

    Oooh! Just looked at the recipe and it is printing as we speak! Can’t wait to try it! Thanks so much. You are the expert in all things tea so I look to you every day! xo

    • Denise LeCroy says:

      You flatter me, Karen, but I can assure you I’m no tea expert. Pat, however, is definitely a scone expert and I hope you’ll have a chance to try this recipe!

  3. Hiya Denise!

    I LOVE this ‘Keep Calm’ sign and Pat’s scone recipe! In a perfect world, the three of us could get together and have tea in real time. I know it would be a hoot! If you, or Pat, or your readers have a recipe they would like me to feature on the Dust Bunny blog, please let me know. I am sure there are lots of great tea time treats we could share.

    Time to put the kettle on and have a scone!
    Debs : )x

    • Denise LeCroy says:

      Hope your readers are enjoying your results and Pat’s recipe. And you never know what the future holds with regard to teatime!

  4. Isn’t it funny how we find a scone recipe and stick with it.
    How special the Pat was there for you and support you in your tea journey.
    Very exciting to get the coverage on the blog too.

    • Denise LeCroy says:

      Pat and I love having a good laugh about our first meeting. That was back in the days when ‘internet friends’ carried a stigma. Both her family and mine were afraid that each other would be an axe murderer! ha! (She wasn’t.) 🙂

  5. You KNOW I love a good scone! Might have to head into the kitchen and whip up a batch right now!

    • Denise LeCroy says:

      I do know indeed, Jean. Let us know how you get on. Hope it’s a good weather day where you’re at. Good scones rely on good weather. 🙂

  6. Ahh that’s fun. I just arrived here from Deb’s blog and shall now go straight back again to discover the perfect scone recipe. Afternoon tea is my favourite meal, though I probably don’t even manage it more than once a year.

    I too have had my dreams of running a tea room. It’s good to have dreams 😉

    • Hi, Choclette (love your name) and thanks for stopping by. I still dream about owning a tearoom, as well. You never know, do you!

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