Have you ever been to…
It is a cute little Amish roadside place in Pennsylvania with a quaint little roadside shop (my husband loves the shoo fly pie there) and a miniature town museum. The museum I don’t have pictures of but you can check it out at http://www.roadsideamericainc.com/ . We have been to the museum and shop before, but on our trip we went into the shop again as hubby wanted a shoo fly pie as I had not made one in a while. If you are ever in that area it is a cute place to visit. Kids seem to like it 🙂 It reminds me of place my mom, dad, and I use to stop at when I was a kid. I always had so much fun at these random stops 🙂
Also on this trip we took a little walk and I saw this cool rock formation so I thought I would share.
I hope you all had a fun and happy week and I wish you a blessed week to come 🙂
What is a shoo fly pie?
It is a molasses based pie considered traditional among the Pennsylvania Dutch and also known in Southern cooking. I read the pie may get its name because the molasses attracts flies that must be “shooed” away.
Oh this brings back so many memories! Every summer I would go to camp for 2 weeks in PA. Either on the way there or the way back we would ALWAYS stop at Roadside America and spend hours looking at all the trains. I loved going there. And I miss Shoofly Pie. I had a mennonite friend who gave me the real recipe (the ones in the books they sell are not the true shoofly pie…blech). The trick is you have to use specific syrups. The recipes call for molasses but that doesn’t make a true tasting shoofly pie. Unfortunately those companies only supply within PA and won’t ship out. WAAAH! Glad you guys had fn and thanks for the memories!
Wow that is cool 🙂 I am happy to know someone has been there too and knows shoo fly pie. A neighbor of mine gave me a recipe but I owuld love to know how they really make it. If you can and it won’t bother your friend could you e-mail m the real recipe. My e-mail is on my About me page. I could spend hours looking at those trains too 🙂 I am glad I could bring back good memories I hope it will be around long enough for us to take our kids 🙂
Well…I’m 51 and I started going there when I was 10 so it’s been there a long time 🙂 I’ll dig up the recipe for you. The trick is getting the right syrup otherwise it won’t taste at all like it should.
Thank you so much that would be great and I can suprise hubby with the real deal that I made for the next holiday 🙂