Years ago we vacationed at a lakeside cottage in Ontario, Canada. In the tiny town near the cottage was the most incredible bakery named “Henrietta’s.” My mouth waters just remembering the delectable baked goods handmade by the German owners. Everything was fabulous but the butter Scones were out of this world! Returning home I made a couple attempts at making Scones but they were never nearly as good as Henrietta’s so I just stopped trying. Fast forward to now and my friend Kim who has treated us to her delicious Scones hot from the oven and topped with creamy butter. Kim inspired me to get back to my oven and voila’, the result is, flaky, crisp on the outside and tender in the middle Scones! Just the right amount of sweetness too. So today’s offering are these awesome Huckleberry Scones made with wild mountain Huckleberries we picked and froze last summer. A hint of Lemony goodness sets them apart from all others and truly brightens up the Huckleberry flavor. How good were they, you ask? Well, Sparky ate four of them hot from the oven!
Just what is a Huckleberry? Basically they resemble a Maine low bush Blueberry but the flavor is not quite the same. Both a little tart and sweet.They grow wild up here in the mountains and are ready for picking the first week or so of July. It seems every family has their “secret” location for picking Huckleberries and we all guard our favorite spots. And even though I love you all, our Huckleberry patch will remain our secret! If Huckleberries are not available where you live, small Blueberries make an excellent substitute.
Ready? Let’s build some Huckleberry Scones! Here’s what we’ll need.