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BraveTart : iconic American desserts /

by Parks, Stella [author.]; Santos, Penny de los [photographer.]; López-Alt, J. Kenji [author of foreword.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]Edition: First edition.Description: 395 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9780393239867; 0393239861.Other title: Brave Tart.Subject(s): Desserts -- United States | COOKING -- Courses & Dishes -- Desserts | COOKING -- History | COOKING -- Methods -- Baking | Cookbooks | Cookbooks | Cookbooks
Contents:
Classic American desserts. Cookies & candies ; Cakes ; Pies ; Doughnuts -- Classic American brands. Cookies & snacks ; Puddings ; Breakfast treats ; Candies & candy bars -- Classic American ice cream. Scoops & fountain specials.
Summary: 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.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>If you have ever marvelled at a flawless slice of cherry pie in a television bake-off and wondered if you could re-create it at home, BraveTart is for you. Here are recipes for one-bowl Devil's Food Layer Cake, Blueberry Muffins, Glossy Fudge Brownies and even Parks's own recipes for re-creating popular supermarket treats! These meticulously tested, crystal-clear and innovative recipes bring a pastry chef's expertise to your kitchen.Along the way, BraveTart tells the surprising story of how these desserts came to be. With a foreword by The Food Lab's J. Kenji L?pez-Alt, vintage illustrations of historical desserts and breathtaking photographs, BraveTart is sure to become a classic.</p>

Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-379) and index.

Classic American desserts. Cookies & candies ; Cakes ; Pies ; Doughnuts -- Classic American brands. Cookies & snacks ; Puddings ; Breakfast treats ; Candies & candy bars -- Classic American ice cream. Scoops & fountain specials.

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.

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Library Journal Review

Parks, an award-winning pastry chef and longtime writer for the popular food blog Serious Eats (SeriousEats.com), has attracted attention for her playful, scratch-made versions of classic American desserts and packaged foods. After -illuminating the history of snickerdoodles, Pop-Tartsr, Twinkies, and dozens of other sweets, she shares meticulous instructions for re-creating them at home. Parks's measurements and directions are fabulously unambiguous-you'll never wonder if eggs should be fridge cold or if leftovers can be stored. Her multicomponent recipes for Milky Way bars, Thin Mints, and Fig Newtons will delight ambitious bakers. Novices, however, may prefer to start with the easier and less costly cookies and brownies near the front of the book. -VERDICT A treat for history buffs and bakers looking to grow their technical skill via copycat recipes. Though innovative and well-researched, this book is too exacting for everyday use and makes widely loved everyday treats less accessible. © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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