The best thing about April to October in Kentucky is the constant availability of in-season foods. Whether they are local, or specialty imports, once April comes the growing season starts moving along.
Each food has its time to shine, but it fades quickly. It is difficult to be too sad to see one go, though, as the next one is right around the corner.
For me this year it started with Ataulfo mangos. I took full advantage of their short season by purchasing a full case, something I rarely do. After some coconut sticky rice and fruit salad snacks, I froze a few to enjoy later this summer.
I decided to reserve the last one for some baking which resulted in Mango Pecan Scones! These whole grain scones were a great way to celebrate the short season for this fruit. I’m sad to see those mangos go, but strawberries are right around the corner!
3 tbsp raw sugar (I use Demerara)
¼ tsp salt
¼ cup raw pecans, chopped
¼ cup cold unsalted butter
1/3 cup mango, puree (about 1 Ataulfo mango)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
½ cup buttermilk
2 tbsp raw sugar, for topping