Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha
Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha was the first Native American to be declared a Blessed. We remember her story and heroic works for Our Lord on this day. If you haven't visited the Shrine of North American Martyrs at her birth place in Auriesville, New York, you may visit their lovely website for a tour.
Blessed Kateri Corn Bread
Since the Native Americans introduced grinding corn meal, which led to the birth of corn bread, (An Early American staple) you may want to try this recipe:
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup granulated
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease an 8-inch square baking pan; set aside.
- Combine butter with sugar and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Blend in milk, flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt until the batter is just blended (a few lumps are ok).
- Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for about 25 minutes or until surface springs back lightly when touched and a toothpick stuck into the center comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and place pan onto a wire rack; serve hot or warm.
I tried an inexpensive box recipe and used an arrow cookie cutter to cut out these shapes:
This particular box recipe was very crumbly so it made using cookie cutters very tricky!
~This mix was very economical (maybe $2.00 total) to make corned bread so I'd recommend sticking with corned bread muffins if you use a box mix...or try this corn cake!~
This is a beautiful Litany...
Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, please pray for us!