Book Review: Baking with the Brass Sisters

Baking with the Brass Sisters


Over 125 Recipes for Classic Cakes, Pies,
Cookies, Breads, Desserts, and Savories
from America’s Favorite Home Bakers

Marilynn and Sheila Brass are on a mission to bring old-fashioned American home baking back to everyone’s kitchen. Baking with the Brass Sisters embodies the philosophy that’s drawn thousands of fans to them: “We believe that there is nothing that tastes as good as something baked by someone who loves us, unless it is something we have baked and shared with someone we love.”

In their new book, Marilynn and Sheila have gone to their collection of trusted manuscript cookbooks and handwritten recipes that number in the thousands to rediscover the home-baked treats that were brought to America from around the world – Russia, The Ukraine, Germany, Austria, France, Greece, India, Costa Rica, Armenia, Italy, England, Ireland, Norway, Canada , as well as many created here the US. They have listened to the stories of recipes that have been passed down by family and friends and interpreted them for the home kitchen. They’ve even included some of their own recipes created over 126 years of combined home baking experience.

Readers will find wonderful recipes for treats like Grandma Goldberg’s Honey Cake, Chocolate Walnut Banana Muffins, Billy Goat Cookies, Cobblestone Apple Tart, Mother Carleton’s Black Walnut Layer Cake, Nana May’s Irish Yeast Bread, Jack’s Chocolate Caramel Walnut Tart and many more. Baking with the Brass Sisters is a classic baking book that people will keep on their shelves, bake from, and cherish for years to come.

Sample a few recipes

Amazon Review:

5 stars   BREADS DESSERTS AND SAVORIES FROM AMERICA’S FAVORITE HOME BAKERS BY MARILYNN & SHEILA BRASS
reviewed by 
Debra D. Jeakins 
One does not read a cookbook, one browses and drools over cookbooks, this one is no exception. Not only are you treated to some of the most wonderful recipes but the photos of the food made me want to bake up a storm. The book is very well put together. Not only do you get recipes but little sweet tips to help make baking a little more special. One of the first chapters of the book is HOW TO USE THIS BOOK. Useful tips prep ideas etc. This one is well worth the cost of the book (Hardback so its going to last awhile)
I received this book from Goodreads in exchange for a review
Library Journal:

The Brass Sisters (Heirloom Baking with the Brass Sisters) return with a new collection of old-fashioned baked goods adapted from manuscript cookbooks and handwritten recipes. They’ve grouped more than 125 recipes into 12 categories, some standard (cakes, pies, cookies), some unusual (savories, chocolate, summertime treats). Bakers who treasure classic recipes with a touch of history and a lot of love will relish such delicacies as sweet potato drop scones, graham shingles, and cheese crumble apple pie with cheddar cheese crust. VERDICT Highly recommended for most baking collections.

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