On Oct 4, 12:38*pm, ratv <r...@nonoemail.fnntp.net> wrote:
> any one got a favorite recipe for Shoo Fly Pie/cakes/bars...
> I have had cakes and bars (which may be nothing more than cakes cut into
> nice squares, unfortunately the place that sells them is about 1300 miles
> away.)
> Any one got a favorite?

This is the one we use:

Shoo Fly Pie
This pie yields a gooey layer at the bottom with a moist cake-top. If
your pie crust has any holes, the liquid could leak out.
Serve this warm with cold milk, whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream

1 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup unsulfured molasses
1 egg, beaten
1 cup water, divided
1 teaspoon baking soda
9-inch pie crust, unbaked

With your fingers, mix the flour, brown sugar, and butter until
crumbly and fine.
Set aside 1/2 cup of the crumbs.
Dissolve the baking soda in 1/4 cup of warm water.
In a large bowl stir together the molasses, egg, remaining 3/4 cup of
cold water
Add the dissolved baking soda.
Add all but the reserved 1/2 cup of the crumb mixture.
Stir well.
Pour into pie shell. Do not overfill or you'll be cleaning the excess
out of your oven.
Sprinkle the remaining crumbs over the top.
Bate at 375 F until the cake top springs back when you touch it with
your finger and the whole does not wiggle like Jell-O. This usually
takes about 35 minutes.