Did You Know?

The "Shoofly Pie" recipe listed in this cookbook was once a staple dish in Mennonite homes. It was traditionally consumed at breakfast time, but over time, as a result of rising concerns over health and diet, its consumption at breakfast fell out of fashion. Considering the recipe contains two kinds of molasses, sugar, and butter, it is clear why it was deemed a poor breakfast choice, even if it was delicious! The recipe that Elizabeth Bearinger included in the cookbook likely came from ancestors who lived in Pennsylvania. 


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