Lots of local farmers have honey and molasses to sell in the Fall. We bought both and used the molasses to sweeten pots of greens, but then started looking for other ways to take advantage of this natural sweetener. Molasses have a strong flavor that I would describe as from a previous time. We’re so used to refined sugars, many of us have lost or never acquired a taste for this rich flavor. I decided to try one old time recipe that would really highlight the molasses taste. I had heard about shoo fly pie, but never tried it. The Wood Brothers have a song called “Shoo Fly Pie” that often gets stuck in my head. Maybe the pie taste will as well.
In a medium bowl combine molasses, hot water, and baking soda. Stir well. Whisk in beaten egg. Pour mixture into pie shell.
Another great way to use molasses is gingerbread cookies. These are the chewy ones. They are all supposed to be great with milk before bed to help you sleep.
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