Monday, November 29, 2010

Scones for St. Andrew's Day

The following recipe was submitted by Lori, from Busy with Blessings, for the upcoming feast of St. Andrew.  

This is a special day in our home. My honey choose Saint Andrew as his Confirmation patron saint. He said he did so because he loved Saint Andrew’s zeal for the Lord. He chose to follow Jesus and was strong in doing so. I pray for God to continue to strengthen my honey through the intercession of Saint Andrew.

Last year, on the feast of St. Andrew, the kids and I had fun making St. Andrew Scones.  Then we had a nice tea party!

St. Andrew Scones

1/3 c. butter
1 3/4 c. flour
3 tbsp. sugar
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 egg, beaten
1/2 c. currants or raisins, optional
4 to 6 tbsp. half and half or milk
1 egg, beaten

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut butter into flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in 1 egg, currants and enough half and half so dough leaves the sides of the bowl.

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead 10 times. Roll 1/2 inch thick; cut with round cookie cutter or glass.

We marked each scone with an X in rememberance of him dying on an X shaped cross.

Place on ungreased cookie sheet; brush with beaten eggs and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes remove immediately. Serves 15. Split scones and serve with butter, jams and jellies.

The children enjoyed playing with the extra dough while the scones baked.

Thank you Lori!!   

Also, don't forget to start the St. Andrew Christmas Novena tomorrow. "It is piously believed that whoever recites the above prayer fifteen times a day from the feast of St. Andrew (30th November) until Christmas will obtain what is asked!"

St. Andrew Christmas Novena

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold. In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God! to hear my prayer and grant my desires, through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His Blessed Mother. Amen.
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  1. How funny! My husband said he chose St. Andrew as a confirmation patron because he was "the quiet brother" just like him! :)

  2. Hi! We just try this St. Andrew Scones today and it's so delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe! Godbless you! :)