Did you know there was such a thing as "gems?" Yea, verily, they exist. We learned about them from Lon Walter's book, "Old West Baking." They aren't a cornbread. They are Gems. You really need a "gem pan" to bake them correctly but an ordinarily muffin pan will work OK in a pinch. I recently challenged Susun to jump start her newly-revived baking carer but doing what I call "good gems." Well, she really knocked one out of the park tonight. They are very good gems. I wouldn't give them a totally Most Excellent Grade quite yet but they are a very good start. Thank You, Sweetie, for making gems come alive in our diet again.
They look pretty yummy, just like Robin's foccacia bread or whatever that was. She made some great stuff when I visited last March. And I'm sure Susun will be up to the task of improving on her "gems" which sounds a bit too much like tater tots.
I'm on to making my mom's fudge in the coming week or so, to send my brother for his birthday in January; and appease the "young un" who pines for grandma barbara's fudge.
Those look like cornbread gems. Tasty!
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