Shoo-fly pie is the official food of electric flyers. The following is a
recipe for shoo-fly pie if you would like to give it a try:
3/4 cup dark molasses
3/4 cup boiling water
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
pastry for a 9" unbaked pie crust
Mix first 4 ingredients.
In a separate bowl, mix next 3 ingredients with your hands.
Pour about 1/3 of molasses mixture into pastry-lined pan.
Sprinkle with 1/3 of flour mixture.
Continue alternating layers, ending with flour mixture.
Bake in pre-heated oven at 375 degrees F. for 35 minutes or until firm.