A trip to England inspired AAA member Debbie Rice to perfect her recipe for English scones. A Jane Austen fan since she first read Pride and Prejudice in college, Debbie traveled to Bath, England, in 2013 to attend a Jane Austen Festival. During her stay, Debbie ate scones and clotted cream almost every day.
Back home in Austin, she attempted to find a suitable substitute, but all the local scones fell flat. “Eventually, I decided I’d have to try to find a recipe and make them myself,” Debbie says. “Once I knew the basic ingredients, I began experimenting. It took a couple of years until I came up with what I think is the closest scone to the ones I had in England.”
Now, the psychotherapist and life coach enjoys her homemade scones on most Sunday mornings with a cup of English breakfast or Barry’s Irish tea. “This recipe is super simple and quick,” Debbie says. It can also be customized to suit your taste. She prefers her scones with raisins and complemented with fruit preserves.