Today is Very Important Day. Today is Bloke's Birthday. And hence, there has been BAKING. Behold!

Star cookies (from the dough reserved at the weekend)
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That most American of treats, pecan pie (with toasted almonds, because I didn't have enough pecans, ho hum)
Pies, we made PIES!

And choccy biccies. Huzzah!
Choccy biccies
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From: [personal profile] tree_and_leaf


I highly recommend it! This is my favourite version of the recipe, though I often add a little bit of cinnamon to the 'crumbs'. Some recipes tell you to pour all the wet ingredients into the pastry first, then dump all the crumble on top, but I find the layering gives better results. (The other thing I do is make a double quantity of the crumble element and freeze the other half to use in a fruit crumble at a later date).

http://www.food.com/recipe/authentic-shoo-fly-pie-straight-from-lancaster-co-163320

The first time I made it, I was a bit intimidated by the messing about with molasses and boiling water and soda, but it's pretty straightforward. If you have trouble getting molasses, you get an acceptable result with a mix of 2/3 treacle, 1/3 golden syrup, but health food shops and bigger supermarkets usually have it.

Edited Date: 2017-02-16 03:41 pm (UTC)
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