The Pennsylvania Dutch are a people whose first instinct, when making a cake, is to stick it in a pie crust. Our agrarian ancestors must have burned a lot more calories than the typical office-worker.
Shoofly pie presented both an irresistible challenge and several immovable objections. I don’t like pie crust. I can live without molasses. A cakey, gooey, molasses-flavored dessert excited no excitement. And yet… cakey. Gooey. Recklessly, I took epicurious’ recipe for coffee shoofly pie (recipe) and modified it to be a crustless orange-honey flavored pudding. And it worked.
Finding Pennsylvania bands was much easier, thanks to Paste’s dedication to emptying my bank account, which in this case stretched to 11 must-hear bands (hear them here). As always, we’re going to explore three of them. So preheat the oven to 350 and let’s start with the electro-pop sounds of duo City Rain (Bandcamp).