Back and Forth Cakes

Charlotte bakes these hearty molasses-flavored muffins in a rounded gem pan, which explains their name: they roll about a good bit.

Brown Bread Gems


1/2 cup rye flour
1/2 cup white flour
1 cup Indian meal (cornmeal)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup molasses
1 cup milk


Sift first 4 dry ingredients together Dissolve baking soda in molasses; stir into dry ingredients along with milk. Pour into a greased gem pan or muffin tin. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes. Serve hot with butter.

Cooking & Recipes


Makes 10 medium-sized muffins.

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