BraveTart

BraveTart

Iconic American Desserts

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From devil's food cake to cherry pie, BraveTart is a celebration of classic American desserts. Whether down-home delights like blueberry muffins and fudge brownies, or supermarket mainstays such as vanilla Wafers and chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, your favorites are all here. Yet this is much more than a cookbook. Stella Parks, a senior editor at Serious Eats, also delves into the stories of how our favorite desserts came to be, from chocolate chip cookies that predate the Tollhouse Inn to the Prohibition-era origins of ice cream sodas and floats.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780393239867
0393239861
9780393634273
Branch Call Number: 641.86 Par
Characteristics: 395 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Alternative Title: Brave Tart

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LMIX
Oct 04, 2018

This book saved my birthday cake! Her info on how to correctly whip egg whites to soft peaks made all the difference in my italian cream cake recipe do-over. To me made from scratch just tastes better plus I enjoy the whole process of baking and cooking so I'm the kind of person that's going to make some of the fun recipes in here. For our family that'll be oreos and "thin mints" and I'll try the chocolate chunk cookies first. (No one tell my sister there's a recipe for twinkies in here please.) I probably won't use the ice cream section much as its just not my favorite treat. I'd rather have a really good piece of cake. I think there's something here for every level of experience baker and wish I'd had this book 50 years ago. I've read a lot of cookbooks but have purchased just a few. I think the info in here is going to give me better results with all of my baking. I like Bravetart so much I plan to buy a copy. I was happy to see that Stella Parks won a James Beard Award for this cookbook. She deserved it.

ArapahoeMaryA Jul 19, 2018

The day I have the time and inclination to make homemade sprinkles for homemade desserts is the day I'll appreciate this cookbook. Furthermore, the day I invest hours attempting to duplicate homemade iconic American treats such as Hostess Cupcakes and Twinkies, Oreos, Pop-tarts, Nutter Butters and Girl Scout Thin Mints (when the grocery store is just a quick drive away) will be a cold day in you-know-where. That said, I love the research that Parks put into the back stories behind so many American classics.

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Ikuetb
Jun 25, 2018

The recipes in this book are great and work well. The junk food makeover at home- when you make them yourself they aren't junk food any more!

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kellymcclendon
Jun 06, 2018

I am really enjoying this cookbook! I love reading about her simple and sometimes unconventional ways of baking. She always explains the "why" behind how she bakes or what ingredients she uses. The Boston Cream Pie is delicious! Great cookbook!

CatherineG_1 Feb 12, 2018

I loved the stories behind some of the great desserts and confections like the Milky Way Bar, graham crackers, lemon meringue pie and every type of cookie including Thin Mints from the Girl Guides.
As the previous reviewer said, interesting to read and learn about all the desserts but I would not not make my own chocolate bars or marshmallows.

multcolib_karene Oct 29, 2017

Interesting info about the history of various desserts and delicious looking treats but most are a bit too complicated for me to even think about making.

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