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Molasses Shoo-fly Cake

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Servings: 1
Categories: Cakes / Desserts

1/2  cup  Molasses
1/2  tablespoon  Soda
3/4  cup  Water, boiling
3/4  cup  Flour
2  tablespoons  Shortening
1/8  teaspoon  Ginger
1/2  teaspoon  Cinnamon
1  each  Egg yolk, well beaten
    *dissolved in:
1/2  cup  Brown sugar
1/8  teaspoon  Nutmeg
1/8  teaspoon  Cloves
1/4  teaspoon  Salt

Combine the ingredients for the liquid part mixing well. Combine the dry ingredients for the crumbs, working in the shortening. Line a pie pan with pastry. Make alternate layers of crumbs and liquid. Top with crumbs and bake at 450-F until crust edges start to brown. Reduce heat to 350-F and bake until firm (about 20 minutes). Source: Pennsylvania Dutch Cook Book - Fine Old Recipes, Culinary Arts Press, 1936.

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