Stage Planks or Rock ‘n Roll Pie2004-05-18
- Course: Desserts
- Yield : 10
- Servings : 10
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This cookie has several names: Stage Planks, Rock ‘n Roll Pies, Ginger Cakes or Ginny Cakes. No matter what they are called, they taste wonderful.
- 1 cup molasses
- 1 cup buttermilk or sour milk
- 1 tbsp ground ginger
- 1/2 cup solid shortening
- 3 cups sifted flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp hot water
Over medium heat in a heavy aluminum pot, melt the molasses, shortening and ginger together. Blend well. When the mixture is thoroughly melted and warm, beat by hand or with a mixer for about ten minutes.
Dissolve the baking soda in a tablespoonful of boiling water and add to the molasses mixture; mix thoroughly.
Alternate adding the buttermilk and flour; adding the flour gradually using your judgment, adding just enough (more or less) of the three cups of the sifted flour to make a stiff batter.
Beat thoroughly and vigorously. Grease several shallow rectangular pans; pour about 2 inches of the mixture into them and bake for ten minutes at 400 degrees. After removing from the oven, cool and cut into rectangular cookies (about 2x4 inches).