1 cup all-purpose unbleached flour
3/4 cup packed golden brown sugar
5 to 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, cut into squares
1 cup dark molasses
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 single bottom crust, par-baked
Ice cream or whipped cream, for serving
As a variation, you can substitute 1 cup hot coffee in place of the hot water. Once you try this ratio of crumbs to wet mixture, you can play with the ratio to get a wetter or drier shoofly pie.