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Molasses Shoo-Fly Cake



1 x *pastry
1/2 c Molasses
1/2 T Soda
3/4 c Water, boiling
3/4 c Flour
2 T Shortening
1/8 t Ginger
1/2 t Cinnamon
1 x *liquid:
1 ea Egg yolk, well beaten
1 x *dissolved in:
1 x *crumbs:
1/2 c Brown sugar
1/8 t Nutmeg
1/8 t Cloves
1/4 t 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).