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- Cooking in Upcountry Pennsylvania
- 4 cups (950 ml) flour
- 1 tsp (5 ml) salt
- 2 cups (475 ml) dark brown sugar
- 1 cup (225 ml) butter or margarine
- 1 cup (225 ml) molasses
- 2 cups (475 ml) boiling water
- 2 tsp (10 ml). baking soda
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees (175 C.).
- Grease and flour a 9 inch x 12 inch X 2 inch pan.
- Mix flour, salt, dark brown sugar, and butter or margarine until crumbly; reserve 1 cup (225 ml) of crumbs.
- Combine molasses, boiling water, and baking soda.
- Add to first bowl of crumbs; mix.
- Pour batter into pan.
- Top with 1 cup (225 ml) reserved crumbs.
- Bake for 45 minutes.
- I'm not sure if this is the recipe you are looking for or not. I thought perhaps because because of the reference to Shoo-Fly pie it could possibly be.
This recipe is from Cooking in Upcountry Pennslyvannia, a cookbook written by my grandmother, Mildred Haney Ryerson (1914-1997). You can preview the book at www.milliespies.com.
Please feel free to use this recipe or pass it to a friend if you enjoy it.
The recipe is not however free for publication the copyright is held by Nancy Haney Reifinger.
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