Thursday, December 20, 2012
Recipes from Martha Ruth Leonard
Sally Lunn Bread
1 tbsp. vegetable shortening
1 cup milk
shortening, butter and sugar in large mixing bowl until light and
fluffy. Combine eggs and milk; add to creamed mixture. Combine flour,
baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture and beat until
thoroughly blended. Pour into a well-greased 8-1/2x4-1/2x3 inch loaf
pan; bake at 325° for 45 minutes. Serve hot with plenty of butter.
Makes 1 loaf.
Baked Ham with Cumberland Sauce
16-17 lb. smoked, uncooked ham
1 cup apple juice or apple brandy
ham, fat side up, in heavy foil, wrap tightly. Place in shallow baking
pan; bake at 325° for 2-1/2 hours. Remove ham from oven, insert meat
thermometer, making sure it does not touch fat or bone. Score fat in a
diamond design and stud with cloves. Combine mustard, jelly and apple
juice; stir well and pour over ham. Bake, covered at 325 for 2-1/2 to 3
hours, until meat thermometer registers 160°. Remove foil the last hour
and baste every 15 minutes. Cover lightly with foil if ham gets too
brown. Serve hot or cold with Cumberland Sauce (20-24 servings).
1 green onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup lemon juice
Saute´ onion in butter in saucepan over low heat until tender. Add jelly, orange juice, orange rind, lemon juice, lemon rind and mustard; cook over low heat until jelly dissolves, stirring occasionally. Add wine and cook 5 minutes. Sauce can be refrigerated in a covered container up to 1 week. Reheat over low heat, stirring often, before serving. (Makes 2 cups.)
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - December 19, 2002
Fort Daniel Hall to be restored
Chelius H. Carter of Memphis, Tenn. recently purchased the Fort Daniel Hall Place, at the corner of Memphis and Gholson in Holly Springs. He will restored the 149-year-old historic house and grounds to their original state. Carter was the consultant who helped restore the old St. Joseph Church.
Smith returns homes, takes position at Rust
Edwin Smith, son of the late Eddie L. Smith (former mayor of Holly Springs) and Luberta Smith, has returned to Rust College in the position of public relations director.
25 Years Ago - December 17, 1987
H.W. Byers High School is now the name of the former Sand Flat High School. Present for the unveiling ceremonies were principal H.W. Byers, his wife Estelle Byers and his children, Sandra, Homer Jr., Shirley, Brenda and Curtis.
Fudge Pies (2) 2-1/4 cups sugar, 7 tbsps. cocoa, pinch salt, 4 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 large can condensed milk, 1 stick melted oleo. Mix well, pour into 2 unbaked pie crusts and bake in preheated 350° oven for 45 minutes. (Hilda Gray) (Writer’s Note: I’ve used this recipe for years. It’s really good!)
50 Years Ago - December 20, 1962
Marker to be dedicated
A state historical marker, granted by the Mississippi State Historical Commission, will be dedicated this afternoon at 1 p.m. at the junction of Hwys. 78 and 7, across from the State Truck Scales. The dedication holds special significance because today, Dec. 20, is the 100th anniversary of the Civil War raid of General Earl Van Dorn, which delayed the fall of Vicksburg by six months.
The Christmas Crib
In northern Europe it is the Christmas tree, but in southern European areas it is the Christmas Crib that is used as the center of Christmas festivities. In France, it’s called the creche or cradle, Italians call theirs the praesepe or manger, Germans have the krippe or crib, Czecs name theirs jeslicy. In Spain it is called the nacimiento or nativity scene.
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