Thursday, July 19, 2012
Recipes from Martha Ruth Leonard
Dr. Bird’s Cake
2-1/4 cups flour
8-oz. can crushed
dry ingredients into bowl. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well, but do
not beat. Pour into greased and floured bundt pan. Bake approx. 1 to
1-1/2 hours at 325° or until done. Serves 12-15.
Almond Cake from Albufeira
1 cup flour
1/2 cup buttermilk
flour, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt. Beat egg, buttermilk and
vanilla until smooth; stir in butter. Add flour mixture, stirring until
nearly smooth. Pour batter into greased 9-inch springform pan. Bake at
350° until center of cake springs back lightly when touched, approx. 35
minutes. While cake is hot, cover top with almonds and Hot Almond
Syrup, letting syrup soak into cake. Broil about 6 inches from heat
until almonds are lightly toasted. Cool for 10 minutes on rack. Loosen
sides. Cook completely before releasing springform.
Hot Almond Syrup
1/2 tsp. almond extract
In 1-qt. saucepan, combine sugar and water. Boil until mixture reaches 220° on candy thermometer. Remove from heat and stir in almond extract.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - July 18, 2002
City hires police chief
Robert Burby is the choice as the new Holly Springs police chief. The board of aldermen made the unanimous decision Tuesday night. Burby will be coming to Holly Springs from Marietta, Ga. He plans to assume his new duties on Monday.
Deal takes job as Charleston chief
One of Holly Springs’ finest will be leaving his position with the police department Friday. Sgt. John Deal, who began working with the police department in Sept. 1997. He is taking the job of police chief in Charleston.
25 Years Ago - July 16, 1987
Help wanted! Popular reporter seeking story ideas
Hopefully, most of you have read some of my articles about some of the people in and around Holly Springs. Beginning this week I hope to write something every week about Mississippi and the trials and tribulations of a city girl in the country. (And so began the column which came to be known as “Close To Nowhere” -- this was the first one!)
BULLETIN: Highway commissioner says 4-lane to open July 23
Zack Stewart said Tuesday night that a ceremony will be held July 23 to open an 11-mile stretch of Hwy. 78 four-lane from Red Banks to the Marshall-DeSoto County line.
50 Years Ago - July 19, 1962
Return from Europe
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Chatham have just returned from a three-week tour of Europe. While there, Mr. Chatham attended the International Lions Club Convention in Nice, France.
Mrs. Jeffrey is new owner of Elite
Mrs. Jane Jeffrey, formerly with the Holiday Inns of America in Memphis, Tenn., is the new owner of the Elite Restaurant and Cameo Room. Mrs. Jess Rowan will remain with the cafe and will assist Mrs. Jeffrey in planning meals and with the catering service. The new owner plans to specialize in seafood and steaks.
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