Saint Andrew is the Patron
Saint of Scotland, and St. Andrew's Day is celebrated by Scots around the world
on the 30th November. He is thought to have been the younger brother of
Simon Peter i.e. Saint Peter and both men became apostles of Jesus Christ.
Although not much more is
known about St. Andrew, it is thought that he was crucified by the Romans on a
saltire, a diagonal cross, the
shape of which being the basis for the Cross of St. Andrew which appears on
the Scottish Flag.
As legend would have it, a
Greek Monk called St. Rule had a dream telling of the removal of St.
Andrew's remains to Constantinople by Constantine The Great, and was
instructed by an angel to find them and take as much of them as he could to the
"ends of the earth" for safe-keeping.
Rule took various body parts from St. Andrew's tomb and followed the
instructions he had been given in his dream. However, on his journey he was
shipwrecked off the east coast of Scotland. The
relics were housed for a while in the Cathedral of St. Andrews in 1160, however
they are now lost, probably destroyed during the Scottish Reformation.
Celebrate St. Andrew's day
with one of our mouth-watering traditional Scottish recipes below. Also see the
Scotland Cooking by Country page for more recipes.
Enjoy St. Andrew's Day and Happy cooking !
HT SP 180mins
Scottish Cullen Skink
HT SP 90mins
Scottish Herring in Oatmeal
HT MC 20mins
Beef in Whisky Sauce
HT MC 20mins
CD PIC 30mins plus
Finnan Haddie HT MC 35mins
HT MC 45mins
Dunlop and Spinach Strudel Veg HT
CD MC Scottish 55mins
Highland Sausage Plait HT MC
Scotland 75mins plus soaking
HT MC 230mins plus soaking
Scottish Clootie Dumpling
HT DP 190mins
Veg CD 95mins
CD Confectionery 20mins plus setting
CD Confectionery 30mins plus setting
Macaroon Balls Veg CD Confectionary
Scottish 45mins plus setting
Veg CCD PFC 2mins
Mary Queen of Scots
Veg CD 4mins