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Catholic Daughters Hold Scholarship Tea

Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Sacred Heart #370 held its annual Scholarship Tea in March in the Silveri Center of St. Dominic R.C. Church. The event was a benefit to raise funds for two scholarships that are given to a deserving senior at graduation from the Oyster Bay and St. Dominic High Schools. Each year the tea is attended by at least 100 people.

All of the tea sandwiches and desserts were homemade by the members. Most importantly, the servers were comprised of students from both schools, who give their time and volunteer as a community service. The students included: Danielle Sugar, Christina Testa, Julia Testa, Haley Warshaw, Bob Morris, Liam Gagliao, Dana Galgano, Michelle Morris and Branden Warshaw.

The raffle gifts were donated by about 46 local merchants, who have been very generous over the years.

The 2014 officers include: Regent Mickey Hawxhurst, Vice Regent Janet Carpenter, Treasurer Mary Keppler, Recording Secretary Laura DeJesu, and Financial Secretary Mary Mazzo. The Afternoon Tea Committee members include: Co-chairladies Maria Czarniecki and Joan Berbig. The Assistant Chairladies were: Pauline Thibault, Patricia Kelly, Mickey Hawxhurst, Kate Alyward, Ann Schlicker and Bette Murphy. Mickey Hawxhurst was in charge of publicity and tickets.

Guests all went home with recipes from Heavenly Delights, a collection of recipes by the New York State Catholic Daughters.

Scottish Oat Scones

By Theodora Farrell, Court Bemadine#185

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/4 cups Quaker Oats (Quick or Old Fashioned, uncooked)

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)

2/3 cup of butter or margarine (melted)

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 tablespoon Cream of Tartar

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

1/3 cup milk

1 egg lightly beaten

Half cup of currants, diced dried mixed fruit, dried cranberries or dried blueberries.

Heat over to 425˚F. Lightly grease cookie sheet. In large bowl combine flour, oat, ¼ cup sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt: mix well. Add butter, milk and egg; blend well. Add to dry ingredients all at once; stir with fork just until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in your choice of berries. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface; knead gently 8 to 10 times. Roll or pat dough into 8-inch circle about a half inch thick.

Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Cut into 10 wedges; place on cookie sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Serve warm.

Scotch Shortbread

By Frances Sarkies, Court Santa Maria #164

1 cup sugar; 4 cups flour, 2 cups of butter.

Cream butter and sugar together and work in flour. Chill. Roll out about ¼ inch thick on a lightly floured board. Cut with pasty wheel, small fancy cutter, or cut into diamonds. Bake in slow oven at 325˚ or until slightly browned.