gem pan


A miniature muffin pan designed (depending on the pan) to make 12 to 24 tiny muffins about 1½ inches in diameter. "Gem" is an old-fashioned reference to a small (nonyeast) bread or cake.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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