we should talk about pie.
This particle pie is one that Mark and a few of the other male potters in the area enjoy.
Back when I had some extra time to spare, before life took me over for awhile, I use to make one that the 3 of them would split.
This pie and coffee was all it took to make them happy.
Hum, may need to try that again.
It is in many ways a very simple pie, but not one that everyone who has tried it likes.
For the simplicity of the ingredients it is very rich.
I suggest if you are a pie lover that you give it a try.
Shoofly Pie from, The Doubleday Cookbook
2/3 cup of boiling water
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup of molasses ( I use grandma's brand)
1 1/2 cups sifted flour
1/4th tsp. salt
3/4 cup of firmly packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup butter
Preheat oven to 350
Prepare or buy a ready made 9"pie crust.
Make sure this is deep dish, you will need it.
Do not bake crust.
Make crumb topping.
Sprinkle 1/3 in bottom of pie crust.
Make filling, I know looks weird as heck, but trust me it is fine, and pour directly on top of crumb mixture.
Cover with remaining crumb mixture and bake on center rack for 35-40 minutes.
I usually place this on a pizza or small cookie sheet in case of some overflow.
Cool and serve slightly warm unless you are Mark who prefers this cold the next day with coffee.
This is a pie you either love or hate.
Meanwhile the kiln is slowly cooling and we can see that some pots that look good. There is an iron red pitcher right at the front that is lovely.
Mark made a lot of lamps for the crown of the kiln and the ones we can see look good.
Now, to wait until tomorrow.