On our trip to Eastern Canada, we came upon a lovely little Tea Room where they served scones the Scottish way. As soon as we got back home I made these scones for my husband, and he still raves about them...
One of the very first recipes I ever made, this is a traditional Nova Scotian recipe from my grandmother (who was actually from Pictou rather than Cape Breton.) One of my favourite childhood memories is of picking a mess of wild strawberries then making strawberry shortcake with these scones and real whipped cream - and the scones made it. Nowadays I use 'Sucanat' instead of dark brown sugar. It is a brand of organic, minimally processed sugar, which has a marvellous flavour. It is probably very similar to the cheap brown sugar that came to Nova Scotia in the 19th century when they did so much trade with the Carribean.
C.B.Blueberry Cake - This is a very tasty cake for blueberry lovers! My mother, Elizabeth Anne (the wonderful cook she is) shared this recipe with me. She received this recipe from my best friend's (childhood) Mom, Mary. I like this recipe because it reminds me of family - home and picking wild blueberries as a child in Cape Breton.
If you like dumplings, you will probably like this. I don't know where the recipe came from except my Mother used to make this when we were kids. The blueberries are cooked for only as long as it takes for them to cook into a sauce, so cook time is only for the dumplings when put in the sauce.