This little girl with Evangeline eyes…
…is 12 years old now and carrying on Evangeline’s tradition of making shoo-fly pie.
Shoo-fly pie is Malin’s favorite dessert and it’s what she chose instead of having birthday cake this year. I had extra pie dough (and her birthday pie was long gone) so… we decided that today is the day that she gets to make her own.
It’s a tricky process. First you make a syrup and pour it in your unbaked crust. Then you make a thin batter and carefully spread it over the syrup. This is the step that the average cook approaches with fear and trepidation, but not Malin. When I told her what she was going to do, she got dramatically excited. “You mean it’s going to float?!” Coolest thing ever, evidently.
Really, it’s not a job for the faint of heart. If you leave any of the syrup uncovered, it just might bubble up and make a mess (and an ugly pie.)
Not that ugly matters when it tastes like Grandma’s shoo-fly pie. And this pie? I don’t think we need to worry about ugly. Especially after she sprinkled on the crumbs and prettied up the edges.
Here’s the finished product. That’s one awesome kid there.