Breads, Muffins and Scones
I've experimented with several recipes and this is my favorite take on scones. The flavor can be easily changed with great results. I always get compliments!
Many people ask for this recipe. I found the original recipe in Bon Appetite, but over the years the recipe has morphed into my own. I use only frozen fruit as it holds up better than fresh fruit, and is more to my liking than dried fruit. But anything is possible, and I encourage you to morph my recipe into your own also!
Rich buttermilk biscuits with a hint of lavender. These biscuits are served frequently at George Washington Inn with butter and a variety of lavender jams. We also have the mix available for purchase in our gift shop.
These Morning Glory muffins are a big hit here at the Inn. They are extra moist and loaded with raisins, carrots, apples, coconut, pineapple and walnuts. They can be made into gluten free muffins that are almost as good as the standard version by simply substituting your favorite gluten free flour mix for AP flour.
To give the banana bread a yummy banana flavor, I take over ripe bananas and freeze them. When I'm ready to make banana bread I defrost the bananas, which are very gooey but make up into a delicious moist banana bread.
Using coconut milk in these scones makes a great, light scone, but also avoids lactose tolerance issues for your guests. There are as many variations on this same basic scone recipe as you have imagination. One of our guest's favorites is Pina Colada scones - with coconut, dried pineapple and lime glaze.
This is a coffee cake recipe handed down to me by my grandmother. She made it every year when the Episcopal Bishop visited their small church in East Helena, Montana