Saturday, November 3, 2012

While we are waiting for the kiln to cool down

 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

I recipe of a good flaky Pie crust
2/3 cup of boiling water
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup of molasses ( I use grandma's brand)

Crumb topping:
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.



Dan Finnegan said...

Pie without fruit??? horrors!!!

cookingwithgas said...

Ha! Yes Dan there are some very good non-fruit pies. This is one. Now to get you to try it.....

Richard H. said...

No egg?? Interesting. We'll have to try it..

(Waiting on pins and needles to see what comes out of the kiln tomorrow) ..

Amy said...

yeah! love shoo fly pie. And, looking forward to seeing pics of the kiln opening!

cookingwithgas said...

no egg or eggs in this pie. I read a lot of recipes on line and many had an egg or two. But this one no egg and I am sticking to it.
Let me know what you think.
Pins and needles is right.
Amy! you know what we are talking about...yum.

Laurie said...

Need to make one of these for J soon... thanks for reminding me!

smartcat said...

My family recipe is the same, but a little different. I used to make this for my mother-in-law because she was allergic to eggs. We like to eat it anytime....yum!