Myra Monnís Famous Recipes

  Corn Fritters    
  1 can of cream-style corn
1/3 cup of sugar
2 eggs
Salt and pepper to taste
Cracker Meal
Combine the corn, sugar, eggs, and seasonings. Then thicken the mixture with the cracker meal until it is very thick. Drop the mixture by tablespoonfuls into a deep fryer preheated to 375 degrees. Fry until golden brown. Drain onto paper towels and serve while still warm.

  8 cups of flour
2 cups of shortening
2 tablespoons of salt
1/4 cup of sugar
1 package of yeast
1 tall can of evaporated milk
3-5 eggs, depending on size used
Powered sugar

Combine flour, sugar, salt, and yeast in a large mixing bowl. Blend in the shortening as you would for pie dough. In a separate bowl mix the evaporated milk and eggs, using an eggbeater or mixer on low speed. Mix the dry ingredients with the egg and milk mixture until a soft dough is formed and the dough comes away from the side of the bowl. Then store the dough in a refrigerator for at least 2 hours but not longer than 24 hours.

When ready to bake, take enough dough to roll out to the size of a pie pan. Roll the dough in powered sugar rather than in flour. Cut the dough into pie-wedge shaped pieces and place a spoonful of filling at the wide end of the wedge. Roll up the wedge from the wide end to the narrow end. Bake in an preheated oven at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

  Cream Puffs    
1 cup of water
1/2 cup of butter
1 cup of flour
4 eggs
Heat the water and butter to boiling in a saucepan.
Then stir in the flour. Stir constantly until the mixture leaves the side of the pan and forms a ball (about 1 minute). Remove from the heat and allow it to cool.
Then beat in the 4 eggs, one at a time. Continue to beat the mixture until it becomes velvety smooth. Drop from a spoon onto an ungreased baking sheet, forming 8 mounds 3 inches apart. Bake in a 400-degree oven until puffed, golden brown, and dry (about 45 minutes).

Allow shells to cool slowly, away from drafts. Slice off tops with a sharp knife. Scoop out any filaments of soft dough. Fill with your favorite custard pudding. Replace the tops and dust with confectionerís sugar.

    Raisin Cake  
1 box of raisins
1 cup of cold water
2 cups of sugar
1/2 cup of shortening
4 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of cloves
1 Tablespoon of soda
Begin by cooking the box of raisins in 2 cups of water for 15 minutes. Combine with all other ingredients. Beat together. Pour mixture into a greased 9 x 13 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until done.