|Sifted all purpose flour||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Butter/Margarine||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Baking soda||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Boiling water||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Unbaked 8 inch pastry shell||1|
Mix together flour, sugar, salt and spices.
Cut in butter or margarine until mixture resembles coarse meal.
Mix together baking soda and molasses and immediately stir in boiling water.
Stir in 1 1/3 cups of the crumb mixture.
Turn into pastry shell.
Sprinkle remaining 3/4 cup of the crumb mixture over top.
Bake in 375°F oven for 30 to 40 minutes, until crust is lightly browned.