Lassy Tarts. Photo by Maureen Power.
This recipe was collected by Maureen Power from Margaret Decker who was born and raised in Joe Batt's Arm. Margaret uses molasses in her pie crust to make them darker and for added flavour. Her recipe is as follows:
4 cups of flour
2 ½ tsp. cloves
2 ½ tsp cinnamon
1 tsp of ginger
Cream 1 cup of butter. ¼ cup of molasses .
Mix together. 2 tsp of baking soda and ¼ cup of tea .
Stir in dry ingredients. Roll out on flour board
Fill with jam and bake for 20 min. In moderate oven.