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Monday, October 19, 2015

Cookbook Review: Baking with the Brass Sisters

Over the past 24+ years I've amassed a large cookbook collection. I love to cook but my main passion is baking...so the majority of the 300+ cook books that I own are within that niche. I was pretty excited to get a complimentary copy of the new "Baking with the Brass Sisters" to review for all of you.

Title: Baking with the Brass Sisters
Authors: Marilynn Brass and Sheila Brass
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
ISBN: 978-1-250-06435-6

The "Baking with the Brass Sisters" is a hardcover cookbook with over 125 recipes for classic cakes, pies, cookies, breads, desserts and savories from America's favorite home bakers. At the beginning of the book is an entire section of baking terms explained, baking tips, food styling tips, etc. I really learned a lot by just reading that section of their book.

The cookbook is broken down nicely into 10 different chapters:

* Rise and Shine
* A Piece of Cake
* The Cookie Exchange
* Filling the Bread Basket
* Easy as Pie
* We Gather Together
* Teatimes and Coffee Hours
* Summertime Treats
* Make Mine Chocolate
* Something Savory

Within the pages of the cookbook you will find easy-to-make and delicious recipes like:

* Cheddar Poppy Seed Biscotti
* Chocolate Bread Pudding
* Lemon Chess Pie
* Lemon Drizzle Tea Cake
* Brown Sugar Brownies
* Buttery Maple Walnut Pie
* Salt & Pepper Potato Bread
* Polka Dot Chocolate Bars
* Almond Chiffon Cake
* Breakfast Corn Cake
* Irish Soda Bread
* Buckwheat Pancakes
* Orange Sponge Cake
* Plus many more!

One of the things I love about the "Baking with the Brass Sisters" cookbook is that all of the recipes are really easy-to-prepare and utilize commonly found ingredients. I don't have to make any trips to a specialty kitchen stop or gourmet grocer to pick up ingredients or supplies. It's a cook book for the everyday baker who wants delicious recipes to serve to their family or party guests. It's not lavish baking and I really appreciate that!

I'm really impressed with this cookbook and it's the first one that I own by these two authors. The foodie photography is amazing and gives you ideas on how to present & serve your newly created item. I give this cookbook a 9 out of 10 spoons on my rating scale. It's fantastic!

Disclosure: Shelly H. received a complimentary copy of this cookbook for review. No monetary compensation was received. Shelly's thoughts, opinions and words are 100% her own, unbiased opinion about the product.

1 comment:

jopb said...

I love baking and this cookbook has a lot of recipes I would love to try. The Salt & Pepper Potato bread is the first one I would make.