February 10, 2011
Recipes from Martha Ruth Leonard
Ames Plantation Banana Pudding
3/4 cup sugar
3 eggs yolks
sugar, flour and salt in heavy saucepan and stir in milk. Cook over
medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly. Simmer uncovered 15
minutes, stirring occasionally. Beat egg yolks, add 2 tbsps. hot milk
mixture and blend. Return to remaining hot milk mixture and cook 5
minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Line
bottom of 1-1/2 qt. baking dish with vanilla wafers. Top with layer of
bananas. Pour thin layer of pudding over bananas. Repeat layers of
wafers, bananas and pudding, ending with pudding. Bake at 425 degrees
for 5 minutes or until delicately browned. Top with meringue and bake
at 350 for 12-15 minutes or until meringue is delicately browned.
6 tbsps. sugar
Beat egg whites with vanilla until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar and beat until glossy. Serves 6-8.
Patience Caramel Pie
2 cups sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 cup sugar in skillet over medium heat until browned, stirring
constantly. Remove from heat and add hot milk. Sift together 1-1/2 cups
sugar, cornstarch and salt, and blend in small amount of milk mixture.
Add egg yolks and beat well. Stir into remaining milk mixture, add
vanilla, and cook until thick, stirring constantly. Pour into pie shell
and let cool.
Martha Ruth has personally made every recipe published in her “Kitchen Recipes.”
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - January 25, 2001
New exhibit displayed at Ida B. Wells Art Gallery
A new exhibit, entitled “Episodes in the Journey of Life,” will be on display at the gallery in Holly Springs beginning Feb. 3. The exhibit will feature paintings and other works of art by Jewel Russell O’Neal, a former Holly Springs resident.
Opening of Byhalia High delayed until February 15
The opening of the new Byhalia High School has been delayed until Feb. 15. The parade and other events have been postponed as well. Members of the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce toured the school recently.
25 Years Ago - January 23, 1986
Marches, speeches, highlight local King day
Several hundred citizens converged on the northeast side of the Marshall County Courthouse lawn Monday to participate in a rally, march and symposium in observance of the first national holiday for slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. Henry Sullivant Jr. certified as Diplomate
Dr. Henry Sullivant Jr., son of Mrs. Henry Sullivant of Holly Springs, was recently certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Former chief resident of ob-gyn at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, he is in private practice in Memphis.
50 Years Ago - January 26, 1960
Potts Camp Cardinals win New Albany Invitational
Coach Mitchell Stone’s Potts Camp Cardinals won the New Albany Invitational basketball tournament by beating Baldwyn 66-54 in the finals. The game was a real thriller!
Legion joins in fight against Communism
The Marshall County American Legion Post No. 75 has endorsed the Legion’s “Crusade on Communism.” The Post will sponsor a one-hour film, “Communism on the Map” at the Holly Springs High School Auditorium Monday. George Sisler, noted lecturer and authority on the growth of Communism, will be present to speak.
Telephone company employee honored at retirement
Esther L. Woodward was honored on her retirement with a tea in the lounge of the telephone office. She began as an operator 29 years ago. She was presented a six-star diamond brooch by Mr. Cooper, Mississippi general manager, and a red carnation corsage and silver casserole dish by Ava Divine, chief operator, and her fellow employees.
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