Heirloom Baking with the Brass Sisters: More than 100 Years of Recipes Discovered and Collected by the Queens of Comfort Food?

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The Brass Sisters' James Beard Baking/Dessert Award-finalist cookbook contains the sisters' inimitable take on classic recipes for the sweet treats we all loved as kids.

Fond memories of sweet pies, quick breads, and cookies from a grandmother's or mother's kitchen are hard to resist. In Heirloom Baking, sassy sisters Marilynn Brass and Sheila Brass preserve and update 150 beloved desserts. The recipes are taken from their vast collection of antique manuscript cookbooks as well as handwritten family recipes passed down through generations--providing a diverse ethnic selection for the baker in you. Get ready to savor:
  • Brandied Raisin Teacakes
  • Cuban Flan
  • Cranberry-Orange Cream Scones
  • Chattanooga Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
and many more, with each family recipe including a story from the life of the families from which it came. Heirloom Baking with the Brass Sisters also includes charming and inspiring full color photographs throughout You'll want to try all these recipes, and begin to collect your own family favorites.
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Marilynn Brass and Sheila Brass are home cooks with more than 119  years of experience between them. They have appeared in their own television cooking specials including The Brass Sisters Holiday on the Cooking Channel and The Brass Sisters: Queens of Comfort Food on WGBH, the PBS affiliate in Boston. They have also been guests on the Food Network's Bobby Flay's Throwdown and on PBS's Simply Ming, hosted  by Tsai Ming. They have also made appearances on Antiques Roadshow FYI. Heirloom Baking was nominated for the James Beard Foundation Award in the category of "Baking and Dessert." They are the authors of Heirloom Cooking with the Brass Sisters, also published by Black Dog & Leventhal (2008).

Marilynn Brass and Sheila Brass are home cooks with more than 119  years of experience between them. They have appeared in their own television cooking specials including The Brass Sisters Holiday on the Cooking Channel and The Brass Sisters: Queens of Comfort Food on WGBH, the PBS affiliate in Boston. They have also been guests on the Food Network's Bobby Flay's Throwdown and on PBS's Simply Ming, hosted  by Tsai Ming. They have also made appearances on Antiques Roadshow FYI. Heirloom Baking was nominated for the James Beard Foundation Award in the category of "Baking and Dessert." They are the authors of Heirloom Cooking with the Brass Sisters, also published by Black Dog & Leventhal (2008).

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Black Dog & Leventhal
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Published on
Sep 7, 2011
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Pages
312
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ISBN
9781603763639
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Language
English
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Cooking / Courses & Dishes / Desserts
Cooking / Methods / Baking
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