In the heart of Greenwich Village sits the original Magnolia Bakery. The Complete Magnolia Bakery Cookbook combines their most mouth-watering recipes, from sweet breakfast treats like Dried-Cherry Crumb Buns to classic Iced Molasses Cookies, from decadently rich Caramel Pecan Brownies and Raspberry Marzipan Cheesecake to refreshing Lemon Icebox Pie. Their easy-to-follow recipes and invaluable baking hints mean that even the inexperienced baker will be able to frost the perfect layer cake, turn out the flakiest pie crust, and whip up the creamiest cheesecake. Illustrated with sixteen pages of beautiful colour photographs, as well as black-and-white stills that capture the daily life of the bakery, The Complete Magnolia Bakery Cookbook is an irresistible collection of classics that will inspire you to fill your kitchen with sweet things. As Time Out New York says: The secret to Magnolia's success is simple: Nobody knows how to bake like this anymore.
Allysa Torey and Jennifer Appel are the founders of the Magnolia Bakery in New York City. In 1999 Jennifer Appel left to open Buttercup Bake Shop, which has two locations in Manhattan, where she resides with her husband and daughter. Allysa Torey lives with her son Wilson Henry in upstate New York, where she spends her time writing, cooking, gardening, and taking long walks through the hayfields with her collies Sam, Daisy, and Honey.