I have a special guest blogger here this week! Welcome to Shelly Hill from Shak'in and Bak'in Recipe Blog. If you do not follow Shelly and are a recipe hound you should follow her blog.
Living in PA and surrounded by the Amish she has a lot of their recipes as well as anything from cookies to crock pots! Thank you Shelly for sharing with my readers!
PA Dutch Shoo-Fly
If you live in or have ever visited the Lancaster Country area of Pennsylvania, you will find that a lot of Restaurants, Bakeries and Farmer's Markets make and sell homemade PA Dutch Shoo-Fly cakes and pies.
Years ago when I lived down in Lancaster County, a local Mennonite woman shared her delicious Shoo-Fly Cake recipe with me. To this day, it's a family favorite.
1 cup molasses
2 1/4 cup boiling water
4 cups flour, unsifted
3/4 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 tsp. salt
1 lb. box/bag
In a large bowl, mix together the molasses, boiling water and baking soda; set aside. In another mixing bowl, combine the flour, shortening, salt and brown sugar using a fork or pastry blender until crumbs form. Remove 1 cup of crumbs and set aside.
Mix together the rest of the ingredients (dry and liquid ingredients). Pour batter into a 9x13" baking pan. (do not grease the pan). Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 40 to 50 minutes or until done. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes and then sprinkle on the reserved 1 cup of crumbs.
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