Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
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 Brass and Sheila Brass; Photography by Andy Ryan

St. Martin's Griffin



Stars of the new hit show The Food Flirts, now airing on PBS!

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.


Praise for Baking with the Brass Sisters

“Sheila and Marilynn Brass, my two favorite New England bakers, have done it again! Baking with the Brass Sisters is not only a collection of delicious and easy to accomplish recipes, but in many ways it's a short history of American baking told though the books and manuscripts of scores of home bakers. It's a must-have for all lovers of baking and cookbooks.” —Nick Malgieri, author of Pastry Perfection and How to Bake

“I love the Brass sisters for their ability to cut through the fiddly nonsense too often associated with home baking. Instead, Marilynn and Sheila serve up page after page of doable, utterly delectable treats that you and I can make on a moment's notice without a trip to the gourmet market (and the bank before that). Their Yankee know-how and impeccable taste shines though on every page. This is a cookbook for people who love to bake...and not just dream about it!” —Rick Rodgers, author of Kaffehaus, Tea and Cookies, and Coffee and Cake

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About the author

Marilynn Brass and Sheila Brass; Photography by Andy Ryan

MARILYN AND SHEILA BRASS are the authors of Heirloom Cooking With The Brass Sisters and Heirloom Baking With The Brass Sisters, a finalist for the James Beard Award. They have hosted their own specials on PBS and the Cooking Channel; have appeared on Throwdown with Bobby Flay and on PBS's Simply Ming. They appear regularly on NPR's All Things Considered - Found Recipes and the NPR blog, The Salt. They live in Cambridge, MA and enjoy baking with their family and friends in their home kitchen.

Marilynn Brass

Andy Ryan

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St. Martin's Griffin

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