Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Shelly Hill Guest Blogger! Awesome recipe blog!

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 Cake Recipe

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
1 Tbsp. baking soda
4 cups flour, unsifted
3/4 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 tsp. salt
1 lb. box/bag brown sugar

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.

You can find more free and easy recipes by visiting Shelly's Shakin 'N Bakin Recipe Blog at http://wahmshelly.blogspot.com


  1. She has the best recipes on her blog because she actually makes them and tries them out herself.

    And of course, Shelly is one of my fave peeps. :)

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  3. Just stopped by to say have a great weekend! This cake looks great!!

  4. Happy Friday Follow. Wow, that sounds sweeeeeeeeeet! I've got to try it. Thanks for sharing. Following you, and I'll check your friend's blog too. Have a great weekend.

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