Wednesday, October 10, 2012
50 States of MoFo: Pennsylvania Shoo-Fly Pie
Shoo-Fly Pie brings memories of summer visits to my aunt and uncle in Pennsylvania. This sugary bomb was often for sale at Amish baking stands in Lancaster County.
I merged a few online recipes with success:
1 c all purpose flour
3/4 c brown sugar
4 T vegan margarine
Divide this mixture in half, and set one half aside. To the other half add:
1/2 c molasses
1/2 c corn syrup
1/4 c plain soy yogurt beaten with 1 T ground flaxseed
1 t vanilla*
Then whisk in:
3/4 c boiling water mixed with 1 t baking soda
Pour this into an unbaked pie crust. Sprinkle the remaining crumb mix carefully over the top. Bake at 325F for 40-45 minutes until it appears puffed up and set. Let cool thoroughly before attempting to slice.
*I would probably leave this out. The molasses flavor is so strong that it drowns out any hint of vanilla, so what's the point? If using a lighter-flavored syrup like sorghum, it might be a nice addition.
Posted by JohnP at 12:00 AM