This recipe is from Shirley McNevich's Mom's Best Recipes Vol 5. Published here with her permission.
Don't forget to check Shirley's blog.
(by Ruth Garrett - friend)
1 cup Grandma's (brand) unsulfered molasses
1 cup boiling water
3 cups flour
1 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup Crisco shortening
2 - 9" pie plates
In a bowl add flour, white sugar, and salt--stir. Add Crisco--mix with your
hands until it makes crumbs--set aside. In a separate bowl add molasses,
boiling water, and baking soda--stir until it fizzes. Grease both pie plates with
Pam. Pour half of the crumb mixture into each of the pie plate. Pour half of
the molasses mixture SLOWLY on top of the crumb mixture in each pie plate.
Use your forefinger to LIGHTLY stir the molasses and crumb mixture
together. Bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes--test with a toothpick for