As Scotland's Patron Saint, poor old St Andrew doesn't always seem to get the attention he deserves. Celebrated on 30th November St Andrew's Day is often overshadowed by the Burns Night celebrations of 25th January. However in recent years, particularly since 2006 when the Scottish Parliament designated St Andrew's Day as an official bank holiday, there has been somewhat of a resurgence in celebrations surrounding the date. The Good Family Food Facebook page asked me to come up with a quick and easy foodie idea to help celebrate. There's not much more Scottish than Tartan and Petticoat Tails so I made some Shortbread Kilts!
So who actually is St Andrew? Here are some quick facts about our patron Saint.
St Andrew was one of the 12 disciples and brother of St Peter. He is also the patron saint of Romania, Greece and Russia. He is believed to have died on a diagonally transversed cross which the Romans sometimes used for executions and which, therefore, came to be called St Andrews Cross. Scotland's St Andrew's flag in the form of a white X on a blue background and is commonly known as The Saltire
Petticoat Tails Shortbread - recipe
Use a sharp knife to cut the points off Petticoat Tails Shortbread (you can buy or make your own using my recipe above).Then create your very own edible clan tartan using writing icing. Great fun for both little and big kids.
Continue celebrating all things Scottish Food with the following ideas.
- Beetroot & Scotch Beef Meatball Thistles
- BBQ'd Tunnock's Teacakes aka Scottish S'Mores
- Irn Bru Pulled Pork
Click through to the original blog posts for recipes and instructions.
Disclosure: Shortbread Kilts commissioned by Good Family Food