La Salle library to host history of scones presentation

Father Dominic Garramone to speak virtually

Jim and Kathy Harvy, of Minooka, purchases bread rolls from Father Dominic Garramone, OSB, at the annual Christmas Monks market inside The Abbey Church at Saint Bede Academy. Father Dominic, is the author of several cookbooks, and bakes the bread using mash potatoes and several other ingredients.

The La Salle Public Library will be virtually hosting Father Dominic Garramone, also known as the Bread Monk, for a presentation on the history of scones from medieval times to present day at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28.

The presentation will include basic techniques for a classic scone recipe with some easy variations and more advanced recipes, such as Norfolk scones with a layer of raspberry filling and savory scones with bacon, cheddar and chives.

Garramone is a monk at St. Bede Abbey in Peru. He was the host of the PBS cooking show “Breaking Bread with Father Dominic” from 1999 to 2001. He has written 10 cookbooks. Father Dominic said he got his culinary education “between my mother’s kitchen, PBS and the public library.”

This program will be presented virtually and is free and open to the public. To register, go to

For information, call the La Salle Public Library at 815-223-2341.