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Heirloom Baking with the Brass Sisters : More Than 100 Years of Recipes Discovered from Family Cookbooks, Original Journals, Scraps of Paper, and Grandmothers Kitchen - Marilynn Brass

Heirloom Baking with the Brass Sisters

More Than 100 Years of Recipes Discovered from Family Cookbooks, Original Journals, Scraps of Paper, and Grandmothers Kitchen

By: Marilynn Brass, Sheila Brass, Andy Ryan (Photographer)

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FINALIST FOR A JAMES BEARD AWARD IN THE BAKING/DESSERT CATEGORY

We all have fond memories of a favorite dessert our grandmother or mother used to bake. It's these dishes that give us comfort in times of stress, help us celebrate special occasions, and remind us of the person who used to bake for us those many years ago.

In Heirloom Baking, Marilynn Brass and Sheila Brass preserve and update 150 of these beloved desserts. The recipes are taken from their vast collection of antique manuscript cookbooks, handwritten recipes passed down through the generations that they've amassed over twenty years. The recipes range from the late 1800s to today, and come from a variety of ethnicities and regions. The book features such down-home and delicious recipes as Brandied Raisin Teacakes, Cuban Flan, Cranberry-Orange Cream Scones, Chattanooga Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars, and many more. Accompanying the recipes are stories from the lives of the families from which they came.

The Brass Sisters have taken care to update every recipe for today's modern kitchens. More than 150 photographs showcase the scrumptious food in full-color detail. Finally, the Brass sisters encourage each reader to begin collecting his or her own family recipes in the lined pages and envelope at the back of the book.

Prefacep. 10
How to Use This Bookp. 14
The Essence of Heirloom Bakingp. 22
Waking Up to Breakfastp. 26
Applesauce Cakep. 30
Helen's Coffee Bansp. 32
Carrot Cream Cheese Muffinsp. 33
Elinor Jennings' Peanut Butter Wafflesp. 35
Cranberry-Orange Cream Sconesp. 36
Sugar Doughnutsp. 38
Lemon Poppy Seed Cakep. 40
Brown Sugar Rhubarb Cakep. 42
Pineapple Walnut Breakfast Barsp. 43
Pumpkin Walnut Muffinsp. 45
Mrs. Marasi's Biscottip. 46
Mrs. Orcott's Bran Breadp. 47
Winchester Nut Breadp. 48
Dorothy Katziff Brass' Refrigerator Coffee Rollsp. 50
Keeping the Cookie Jar Filledp. 52
Elva Ross' Peanut Cookiesp. 56
Aunt Ida's Poppy Seed Cookiesp. 57
Libby's Coconut Washboardsp. 58
Lacy Oatmeal Cookiesp. 59
Maple Syrup Cookie Sandwiches with Lemon Cream Fillingp. 60
Marshmallow Fudge Browniesp. 62
Libby Cockrey's Chocolate and Vanilla Pinwheel Cookiesp. 65
Donna's Ginger Snapsp. 66
Brown Sugar Macaroonsp. 67
Nell's Wonderful Peanut Butter Cookiesp. 68
Brandied Raisin Teacakesp. 70
Chocolate Coconut Chewsp. 71
Frosted Pan Hermitsp. 73
Libby's Lacy Chocolate Crispsp. 74
A Southern Lady Pours Teap. 76
Elinor's Lemon Drop Cookies with Lemon Gremolatap. 80
Marion Freeman's Date and Nut Breadp. 81
Frozen Citrus Piep. 82
Pineapple Upside-Down Cakep. 85
"The Radio Lady's" Pecan Wafersp. 86
Marmalade Cookiesp. 87
Oklahoma Strawberry Shortcakep. 88
Buttermilk Biscuitsp. 90
Dixie Dinner Rollsp. 91
Mrs. Tate's "Old and Tried" Orange Cakep. 93
Lannie's Lord Have Mercy Sweet Potato Piep. 94
Mrs. Moore's Angel Pound Cakep. 96
Chattanooga Chocolate Peanut Butter Barsp. 97
Coming to Americap. 98
Winnie McCarthy's Irish Breadp. 102
Bessie's Taglich (Bubbe's Cookies)p. 104
Marta's Hazelnut Cakep. 106
Libby's Coconut Linzer Barsp. 107
Hungarian Crisscross Cookiesp. 109
Sheila's Pie Crustp. 110
Pistachio Crescentsp. 112
Auntie Dot's Dutch Apple Cakep. 114
Canadian Sugar Pie (Tarte au Sucre)p. 115
Chinese Almond Cookiesp. 117
Mexican Devil's Food Cake with Butter-Fried Pine Nutsp. 118
Cuban Flanp. 120
Mrs. Hall's French Cream Puffsp. 121
Mrs. Mattie James' Jamaica Caramel Ice Creamp. 122
The Minister Comes to Dinnerp. 124
Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding with Plum Jamp. 128
Mrs. Fleisher's Almond Cakep. 130
Rich Poppy Seed Cakep. 132
Christian Service Cookiesp. 133
Reverend Brown's Cakep. 135
Lemon Cake Pudding Piep. 136
Grape-nut Puff Puddingp. 137
Cheddar Cheese and Dill Biscuitsp. 138
Black Pepper Hush Puppiesp. 140
Banana Dessert Croquettesp. 141
Lost and Found Honey Cakep. 143
Mrs. Carl Winchenbach's Banana Cream Piep. 144
Mama's Blueberry Piep. 145
Steamed Chocolate Puddingp. 146
Bridge With the Girlsp. 148
Butterscotch Bars with Brown Sugar Meringue Toppingp. 152
Daddy's Bangor Browniesp. 154
Graham Cracker Fudgep. 155
Chocolate Fudge Piep. 156
Louise Zimmerman's Cookies Without a Namep. 158
Charlotte Cusato's Date and Coconut Cookiesp. 159
Mrs. Chubb's Nut Cakep. 161
Mandelbrot with Cherries and Walnutsp. 162
Chopped Apple Cake with Sticky Toffee Toppingp. 164
Sour Cream Spice Cakep. 165
Marion Carter's Blueberry Lemon Bread Puddingp. 166
Mah Jong Candyp. 168
Forget-Me-Not Cookiesp. 169
Holidays with Family and Friendsp. 170
Baked Indian Pudding with Maple Spiced Nutsp. 174
The Church Lady's Ohio Spoon Breadp. 175
Elinor Jennings' Persimmon Puddingp. 176
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bread Puddingp. 178
Chocolate Apricot Hamantaschenp. 180
Fluffy White Cakep. 183
Ida's Cheese Turnoversp. 184
Custard Rice Puddingp. 185
Holiday Apple Custard Piep. 186
Apple Walnut Strudelp. 188
Passover Doughnut Rollsp. 189
Pumpkin Pie with Maple Spiced Nutsp. 191
Mama's Challahp. 192
Soft Caramel Saucep. 193
Comforting the Familyp. 194
Cold Tea Gingerbreadp. 198
Banana Breadp. 199
Winthrop Beach Browniesp. 201
Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Cranberries and Toasted Walnutsp. 202
Penny's Cousin Pearl's Bran Muffinsp. 203
Cheese Blintzesp. 204
Compromise Cakep. 206
Miss Emma Smith's War Cakep. 207
Marion Carter's Steamed Blueberry Puddingp. 208
Mary Williams' Coffee Cake with Streuselp. 210
Classic Bread Puddingp. 212
Lotty Peck's Brown Breadp. 213
Pineapple Raisin Dessert Kugelp. 215
Canadian Fruitcakep. 216
Mrs. Justo's Orange Carrot Cakep. 217
In the Good Ole Summertimep. 218
Peach Streusel Piep. 222
Evalyn's Lightly Lemon Cakep. 223
One, Two, Three Open-Faced Blueberry Piep. 224
Mrs. Charles Barker's Blue Ribbon Blueberry Cakep. 226
Mrs. Paul Knight's Bittersweet Chocolate Saucep. 227
Nectarine Bettyp. 228
Caramelized Apple Bread Puddingp. 230
Lemon Cheesecake with Lemon Curd Toppingp. 232
Famous Strawberry Frittersp. 234
Strawberry Rhubarb Piep. 235
Dorothy Brass' Pineapple Piep. 237
Double Lemon Shortcakep. 238
Bavarian Fig Tartp. 239
Esther Pullman's Plum Tortep. 240
Baking with Mamap. 242
Mama's Apricot Strudel with Cream Cheese Crustp. 246
Grandma's Secret Warm Banana Meringue Puddingp. 248
Grandmother's Biscuitsp. 249
Esther Pullman and Mary Brinkman's Irish Sponge Cakep. 251
Mrs. Marasi's Butterballsp. 252
Auntie Dot's Fruited Tea Breadp. 253
Aunt Ida's Pecan Ringp. 255
Daddy's Fudgep. 256
Aunt Liz O'Neill's Shortbreadp. 257
Greta Leonard's Canadian Butter Tartsp. 258
Virginia P. Lima's Portuguese Sweet Breadp. 261
For the Love of Chocolatep. 262
Chocolate Coconut Bread Puddingp. 266
French Chocolate Cake with Mocha Frostingp. 268
Hot Fudge Saucep. 269
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cakep. 271
Brown Sugar Browniesp. 272
Mama's Chocolate Velvet Cakep. 273
Chocolate Lemon Cream Cheese Pound Cakep. 274
Chocolate Tangerine Sugar Cookiesp. 276
Chocolate Walnut Icebox Cookiesp. 277
Chocolate Graham Toffee Fingersp. 278
Mocha Ricotta Cake with Ganache Toppingp. 280
Mocha Roundsp. 281
Milk Chocolate Saucep. 282
Ida's Spice Cakep. 283
Sourcesp. 284
Bibliographyp. 285
Acknowledgmentsp. 286
Conversion Chartsp. 287
Indexp. 288
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ISBN: 9781579125882
ISBN-10: 9781579128814
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 293
Published: 6th October 2006
Dimensions (cm): 25.9 x 24.2  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 1.479