We’re Tamar and Elena – passionate bakers and longtime friends from Mexico City. Masa Madre blends our shared Mexican heritage and Tamar’s Jewish roots through flavors inspired by our grandmothers’ kitchens.

Building community through baking

As recent immigrants to Chicago, we missed the taste of home and found bread to be the key to connection and community.

We hope that you find a little piece of yourself in our baked goods and enjoy them as much as we do.