Monday, October 17, 2016

A giveaway from Hoffman Media: "Tea & Scones"

Once again, I am delighted to host a giveaway courtesy of our friends at Hoffman Media, and this time it's a hardback book I know many of you will want, "Tea & Scones: The Ultimate Collection of Recipes for Teatime." I've received a copy from them myself, and now one of you can win a copy as well!

If you haven't made scones in a while, I can assure you that this book will get you in the mood for baking. Since I regularly have one cup of canned pumpkin left over from something or other in the fall, I was happy to find a recipe calling for precisely that amount of pumpkin. And since my dad has been sending me home with sweet potatoes far more often than we are able to consume them at this house, I was equally pleased to find several recipes for sweet potato scones. The caramel ones shown in the book had me drooling, but then blueberry is a perennial favorite type of scone, although I could easily be swayed to try something new like Rooibos-Infused Cherry Scones, one of the savory scones (perfect accompaniment for fall soups!), or the gluten-free Vanilla-Pear Scones I could enjoy with a friend who eats gluten-free foods. In other words, there is pretty much something for every taste!

The book also includes recipes from 12 different tearoom owners, all of whom tell the story of how they came to open a tearoom. I was so happy to see Miss Spenser's Special-Teas of Longview Farms in New Virginia, Iowa, included. Even though I've not yet had the pleasure of visiting, I've "met" owner Donna Hardin in cyberspace and consider myself a fan!

This book was originally published in 2011 as "Scones & Tea," and this updated version has an expanded gluten-free section as well as some great how-to photos. I particularly enjoyed seeing the step-by-step photos for how to prepare fruit scones so that fruit is incorporated throughout. Very helpful!

So if you'd like to win a copy of this book, just leave an "Enter me" type comment between now and 7 a.m. EST Monday, October 24, and you'll be entered to win. (US only, please.) I'll collect your contact info, and Hoffman Media will mail the book directly to the winner. And if you can't wait and would like to go ahead and order a copy of this book for yourself, just click here!

48 comments:

  1. I do enjoy making and sharing scones- such a nice change from cookies, don't you think? Perfect with a cuppa!

    Please enter me in this giveaway.

    Shari Harniss
    Columbus, GA

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  2. Yes, please do enter me! I'd love to have more scone recipes.

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  3. You had me at leftover pumpkin for scones! Please enter me and thank you for the opportunity!

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  4. still searching for that "perfect" scone recipe.

    slmartin at vtc dot net

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  5. I buy pie pumpkins to cook down and freeze, so this book would definitely be useful! Raising my hand for an entry!

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  6. Scones are enticing and perfect with tea. Thanks for this lovely giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. Wonderful book. Please enter me.

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  8. Please enter me in your generous giveaway! I love any Hoffman media book!

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  9. They do such terrific tea/cook books! What a fun giveaway!! Count me in, please :)

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  10. Please "Enter Me" would so love to have this Tea Recipe book, such fun.

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  11. Hoffman books are the best! Please enter me!
    kellam.susan@yahoo.com

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  12. Please enter me as I have known about this little book and would be a great birthday present, mine is the 25th of this month. I have three of the Hoffman magazine subscriptions so knew of the book.
    Thank you Hoffman Media for this giveaway and to you for offering it to us on your blog post. Merci...my mailing address is in the US.......
    Sylvia Faye

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  13. Enter me please! Would love to win such a beautiful book! Thanks!

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  14. What an exciting book. Please enter me. Thanks.

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  15. Please Enter Me.
    what a lovely book! I have already drooled over it...so happy to see this give away!

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  16. Please enter me! I love both tea and scones. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  17. Please enter me. It looks like a wonderful book!

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  18. What a great book. Scones are the quintessential afternoon tea treat. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanked Angela!

    Mary Jane

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  19. Please enter me for the Tea & Scones book giveaway from Hoffman Media. I enjoy having scones with a cuppa tea and this book sounds perfect! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Sherry R. in PA

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  20. Please enter me. The book looks great!

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  21. Sounds like a wonderful book, and scones are the perfect pairing with tea. Please enter me, Angela.

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  22. YES! Enter me PLEASE!

    I would looooove to win this wonderful book!

    Thank you so much, Angela!



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  23. Please enter me! What a great book!

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  24. Please enter me. I have a group of tea friends who meet every six weeks or so as we take turns hosting a tea. This would be great to use as we look for new recipes. Nancy P.from Chicago

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  25. Yes! Please enter me! I have wanted this book for ages. Bless you!

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  26. Yes, please enter me (excuse me while I drool), and thank you for the chance to win. Dmskrug3 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  27. Please enter me! Thank you so much for offering us this book, which sounds very appealing. Now that it's Fall and I feel like baking more, it would be fun to make some of the scones from the book.
    --Vernona in DC

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  28. I always have pumpkin leftover so I would love this book. Please enter me.

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  29. Enter me - Thank you!!

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  30. Enter me .Thank You

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  31. Please enter me. Would be a lovely gift to share with my teatime friend.
    Thanks
    Jackie C.

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  32. Tea and scones what better treat. Please enter me in your giveaway. I would love to have this opportunity to read such an interesting book.

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  33. Scones sounds delicious.....yes, please enter me too! Thank you.

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  34. Oh, I would love to win this book. We enjoy scones very much! Please do enter me ... and thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  35. Yes! Please enter me! I love scones with my tea. I always make them for my tea parties and would love some new recipes! Beautiful cover!

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  36. Oh, it's been quite a while since I've made scones - too long, in fact. The recipes sound fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  37. Please enter me. I love scones and all kinds of teas.
    Thanks,
    Laura A. Lee

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  38. hi Angela, please enter me! it looks lovely. thanks, Kim from NY

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    1. Having a book that Donna H is included in would be so special. I would love to be entered in your generous drawing. Thank you.

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  40. Please, enter me. I love scones!

    Cecelia Lindenbusch
    Santa Rosa, CA

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