Scones were my gateway drug into baking, my first love. For better or worse, they enticed me to try harder things. Initially though, they intimidated me. With their endless layers, their perfect imperfections, and their glistening top hat. But after learning the tricks of the trade, I was hooked. And my love for scones progressed into biscuits … tarts … and pies. But I’ll never forget my first love. Scones taught me about the art of baking. They taught me to work with my hands. And they taught me to appreciate the process just as much as the outcome.

And now here I am passing those tools on to you in the form of a giveaway. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again—I’m so thankful for you. For reading. For humoring me. For commenting. For telling me how the recipes turn out. For sending me pictures of your creations. You make my heart happy. And for one lucky reader, I hope this makes your heart happy.

You could win a shiny new pastry knife, pastry bench, and pastry fork from Sur la Table, my favorite kitchen store. Giveaway runs from Tuesday, September 6 until Friday, September 16 at midnight. Winner will be chosen at random using and announced Saturday, September 17. Giveaway open to U.S. readers only.

To enter:
1. Leave a comment by telling me your first baking love or your favorite type of scone.
For three additional entries:
2. Like The Fauxmartha on Facebook, and let me know by leaving an additional comment. If you’re already a fan, you can also leave an additional comment.
3. Follow The Fauxmartha on Twitter, and let me know by leaving an additional comment. If you already follow, you can also leave an additional comment.
4. Spread the word, by re-posting to Twitter, Facebook, or your blog, and let me know by leaving an additional comment. (Only one comment for sharing).

Stay tuned for more scone-loving later this week! I’ll be posting my favorite scone recipe as well as a how-to video which showcases these lovely tools. Yes, I dirty up all three gadgets. It’s essential.

Gadget images from Sur la Table. 

And the winner is Estella—first time scone maker from Michigan!

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