Thursday, 26 November 2015

Shortbread Kilts for St Andrew's Day

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 



SHORTBREAD KILTS 
Petticoat Tails Shortbread - recipe
Writing Icing 

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:





Disclosure : Shortbread Kilts commissioned by Good Family Food. As always, all views expressed are my own.
Thank you for supporting the brands who make it possible for me to continue to share my Edible Scottish Adventures with you. 

11 comments :

  1. Wow Claire love these kilts what a genius idea:-)

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    1. Thanks Camilla, they seem to have been really popular everywhere I've shared them.

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  2. Claire these are too cute! Love them. Such a clever idea to use normal shortbread rounds too.

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    1. Thank you! I must admit that I used shop bought for them rather than making my own. But my Granny's shortbread recipe is fab!

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  3. Those shortbreads are amazing! Love your other recipes too..the tunnocks s'mores are such a great idea. Well done you!

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    1. The Scottish S'Mores are always such a big hit whenever I share them

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  4. These are just so cute and clever - I love them!

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    1. Thank you. Scotland embodied in biscuit form!

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    1. Thanks Louise. Its now been suggested that I should have used the offcuts to make tartan hats!

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