Saint Patrick's Day
This is a very special day for our family.
It holds many memories for us. My husband is of Irish descent. My husband is named Patrick, as was his father, and Grandfather. My husbands father was an immigrant from Ireland and very proud of his heritage. He would love to tell us stories about his growing up and working on the farm he lived on. I remember my father in law and how caring and kind he was. I remember his loving ways, and when he spoke, his Irish "accent". I used to love to hear him laugh! He always made me smile. He was a wonderful man and always cherished and loved his family very much.
He always worked very hard, and at times would work three jobs to support his family and take care of their needs.
Saint Patrick's Day holds a special place in our hearts, it is not only the celebration of Saint Patrick, but it is also the Day we lost our dear Dad.
He passed away on Saint Patrick's day from Cancer. He is still missed so very much, and we know that he would have loved to have known all the many grandchildren he has today. He did know that before he passed, his name was passed down to our son,
"Patrick" who was almost 3 years old at that time. That was the only grandchild he knew at the time. I am glad that Dad knew that his name will live on.
Since then, many of his grandchildren have the name "Patrick" as their middle name.
We miss you Dad and every Saint Patrick's day we think of you even more as this was your special day that God took you home. We will always love you, thank you for the love you gave to us, and all the memories!
This is a recipe for Irish Soda Bread Scones. I made these yesterday. This is an easy recipe, and they come out delicious! They are sort of a mini version of the bread and they are a great treat. They are easy to make and whip up really quickly. I put everything in an electric standing counter mixer.
I make these yearly.
IRISH SODA BREAD SCONES:
Irish Soda Bread Scones
3 Cups of Flour
¼ Cup of Sugar
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
½ Teaspoon Baking Powder
¼ Teaspoon Cream of Tartar
1 Stick of Unsalted Butter, cut into small pieces
1 Cup of Raisins
1 ½ Cups of Buttermilk
10x Confectioners Powdered Sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In bowl of electric mixer, blend flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and cream of tartar.
Add butter to flour mixture and mix for 2 minutes, or until butter is the size of small peas and is well incorporated into the flour mixture. Add raisins. Mix. Then add buttermilk. Continue mixing about 1 minute. (if you don’t have an electric mixer and are doing this by hand, turn onto a floured board and knead a minute).
Using a large spoon, drop mixture onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 25 minutes, or until brown and crusty. Makes about 1 dozen Scones. Sprinkle with 10x confectioners powdered sugar when cooled.
This is a wonderful treat to serve your guests for part of a breakfast or brunch meal…looks fancy when piled high on a plate that is lined with paper doilies! ;)