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A Happy Poem About Pie For Whitedove and PoetdeVine

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 02-26-2000 04:51 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Shoo Fly Pie


Rhubarb pie has rhubarb
And apple pie has apple
There are no flies in shoo fly pie
But scraps go into scrapple

Then what is shoo fly pie, you ask?
I can testify
You havenít eaten til youíve tasted
Sadieís shoo fly pie

The top is kind of crumby
The crumbs stick til you eat it
Itís cakey in the middle
Itís not cake, but you canít beat it

Then there's that special layer
Just below the middle
If your from Alabama
It really is a riddle

Now here comes the important part
If you come from St. Louie
You must designate what kind you want
The dry kind or the gooey

If you come to Pennsylvania
And you order shoo fly pie
And you donít say "dry" or "gooey"
Theyíll just look you in the eye

Now when you get your shoo fly pie
Please donít use a fork
Theyíll think that you just stepped out
Of a limo from New York

Just pick it up with your hands
It does make quite a mess
But youíll develope tactics
And a smidgen of finesse

Just hold it up above you
Cause it always falls apart
And let it drop into your mouth
Itís really quite an art

Then pick up all the fallen crumbs
And eat them, here is why
If you donít, theyíll get offended
And think you didnít like the pie

Shoo fly pie is filling
Itís great with coffee in the morning
But if you have come from San Jose
Hereís a little warning

Dry shoo fly pie is very dry
That one you can dunk
But if you dunk the gooey kind
Your shoo fly pie is sunk

Here in Pennsylvania
No one cares just who you are
The party of your politics
Or model of your car

But they'll ask you right up front
If youíre from Kalamazoo
Do you prefer your shoo fly dry
Or with a little goo?

Liz
© Copyright 2000 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Poet deVine
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1 posted 02-26-2000 06:59 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Cute pie poem! I know the song "Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy". And my hometown isn't far from Kalamazoo!  Thanks Elizabeth!
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2 posted 02-26-2000 04:19 PM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Liz,

O.K. I know this is some thing I'm going to regret but is there such thing as shoo fly pie ? And if there is can you send me the reciepy if any thing to enter tain the kids.
And if there is no such pie there should be!
Wonderful poem (smile, smile, smile)

Cerenity-1
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Oh yes, please Liz, I want the recipe too, the gooey and the dry.  I loved this poem, it was sooo good, brought a smile and made me hungry.  Can I come to Pennsylvania and have some home made?
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The title (pie,dove and vine)made me think of apple pie,chicken and wine.
Now after reading I also have to ask is there such a thing as "Shoo Fly Pie"?
Weather there is or not, this is a very nice read
Elizabeth.  
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5 posted 02-26-2000 04:53 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

This is great, Elizabeth! I've heard of shoo fly pie all my life but never saw it discussed in such detail!!! Yummy
Seymour Tabin
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6 posted 02-26-2000 07:24 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
I agree with Balladeer, If the pie is as good as the poem, I'd like the recipe too.
Cute poem. Love Sy
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Important note:  Traditional Pennsylvania Dutch Shoo-fly pie is made
with molasses, but this means a lighter, sweeter sort than what can be
found in most modern grocery stores.  Unless you have a source for the
old-fashioned stuff (I don't), you'll do best to sacrifice authenticity
for the sake of flavor and substitute dark corn syrup (such as Karo).


Wet-Bottom Shoo-Fly Pie

       1 deep-dish ten-inch or 2 nine-inch pie crusts, unbaked.

       1 cup   flour
     2/3 cup   dark brown sugar
       2 Tbsp. butter
     1/2 tsp.  salt
       1       egg
       1 cup   molasses or dark corn syrup
     3/4 cup   boiling water
     1/2 tsp.  baking soda

Preheat oven to 425' F.

In a small bowl, crumb together the flour, dark brown sugar, butter and
salt.  Set aside.

In a medium bowl, beat the egg and then gradually stir in the molasses
or dark corn syrup until mixed well.  In a measuring cup or small bowl,
add the baking soda to the boiling water and stir to dissolve.  Then
add the water to the molasses mixture and stir until well mixed.

Pour the liquid mixture into the pie crust(s).  Distribute crumbs by
hand, gently and evenly, on top of the liquid (crumbs will partly sink
and partly float).

Bake 10 minutes at 425, then reduce heat to 375 and bake another 35
minutes.

This pie is best served at room temperature.

tracie66
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Oh Liz I'm glad I didn't pass this by without reading what a great poem. Oh and by the way I was going to ask for the recipe too....thanks  
Elizabeth Santos
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Thank you PDV for posting the recipe for the wet bottom. I was just about to and I type soooo slow. But I will post the dry if I can find my mother's recipe. If you don't have molasses, you can use Turkey or King syrup or the dark corn syrup
Thank you all for your responses to this silly poem. Imagine! asking if there's such a thing as shoo fly pie. I can't imagine a world without it.
Which do I prefer? - the dry
But then the gooey is great too
Liz
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This almost slipped off the page without me seeing it!  Thank you Liz!  And a recipe to boot!  I sure did get one big smile! Thank you so much you're a dear!  Hmmn, I never thought shoo-fly pie was real, but you bet I'm gonna have some!  
Corinne
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Ya know, Elizabeth, it is almost impossible to find a recipe for shoo fly pie in California!  Once had a friend who told me it was his favorite, looked and looked for a recipe (in books, prior to the Internet), had no luck...

This wonderful poem brought back memories, as it probably does for most people, except they have probably tried shoo fly pie!!!

Thank you!

Corinne
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12 posted 02-27-2000 03:18 AM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

This is one of the funniest I ever read, Liz
It reminded my soo much on Grandmas famous Streusselkuchen.
I like mine rather chewy
You know that kind that is more than gooye
rofl

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13 posted 02-27-2000 05:08 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Elizabeth: This is so delightful I had to stop and lick my fingers! *G* And thanks for the recipe, PDV!!
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14 posted 04-28-2000 07:40 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

Shoofly pie?!? That's the first time I ever heard of that!!! Is it as yummy as your poem makes out? This is a finger-licking good poem of yours!!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


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15 posted 03-07-2006 05:06 PM       View Profile for skyshine   Email skyshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit skyshine's Home Page   View IP for skyshine

Hey, there's both a poem and a recipe in here!! Aren't I lucky? I'll have to try this pie out sometime.

~sky

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16 posted 03-07-2006 10:14 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Good grief haven't you heard of carbs, fat or calories down there?     Soft Bottom Shoo Fly Pie

Oh they sure make it sound tasty...it comes by it's name because it attracts flies?   All kidding aside, I will give it a shot, but I intend to add pecans, why the heck not?  You go this far in the water you may as well swim.
 
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