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
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
Cilantro, black beans, fresh heirloom tomatoes, Walla Walla Sweet Onions, and roasted peppers married together to mimic the flavors of the south. Finished with avocado and a poached egg.
Madelines are small butter sponge cakes, typically lemon and almond flavored, and baked in a distinctive scallop shaped mold. This gluten and dairy free version is as delicious as the buttery French classic. Madeline molds are widely available in kitchen supply shops and online, but you could
Poached Pears in Red Wine Sauce. Served as a first course, these are tasty, pretty, and popular with guests.