Many moons ago when we began to undertake the incredible Framing Fraktur initiative here at the Free Library, I started blathering on (incessantly, some might say) to colleagues about the wonder that is Shoofly Pie. You can keep your ice cream, your cakes, and your (gasp! Dare I say it!?) your chocolate chip cookies. For me, it is all about the Shoofly. Where I hail from—deep in the heart of Pennsylvania German country—Shoofly Pie is second nature. And it is awesome.
For those not in the know, Shoofly Pie is ooey-gooey goodness, concocted from just a few basic ingredients like molasses, butter, and brown sugar. (You can’t go wrong with that now, can you?) In Lancaster County, Shoofly Pie is omnipresent, but it isn’t always easy to find right around Philly. Reading Terminal Market is always a solid bet, or you can try your hand at making it at home, using this easy-peasy recipe!