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grandmother's gems (biscuits)

Recipe by
Carol Junkins
Hanson, MA

This recipe was submitted by Mrs. Ray Miller, Brookline, Mass. She wrote this before the recipe : " In the Connecticut valley farmhouse where my grandmother grew up, this recipe was doubled or tripled for the large family. When she married she copied it into the book where she kept her recipes, I knew the book well as a child, and regret its disappearance before I married.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For grandmother's gems (biscuits)

  • 1
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    melted butter
  • 1 c
    sifted flour

How To Make grandmother's gems (biscuits)

  • 1
    Before mixing batter, grease iron gem pans ( I think this is our cast iron pans) , place in oven, set control at 400 degrees, turn on the heat.
  • 2
    Sift flour and baking powder.
  • 3
    Beat eggs vigorously, add sugar, salt and butter. Add flour alternately with the milk. Pour into gem pans which should be smoking hot. Bake: requires about 10 minutes.
  • 4
    Needless to say the temperature data is my own addition. No doubt my granmother tested oven and gem pan temperature as she did her flat iron, with a wet finger tip.

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