BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts by Stella Parks {book review}

Into every generation a slayer is born. A slayer of what vampires? Possibly. However, in this generation a slayer of cake, cookies, brownies, etc..... has been born. She goes by the name of Stella Parks, better known as Bravetart.

I have followed her work on her site by the same name, Bravetart, since I started blogging. I discovered her blog/site when looking for a cookie recipe that made soft cookies and she of course had one, it's still on her blog and you can find it here.

Even back then there were whisperings of a book and now it exists in all it's wonderful glory. The full title of the book is: BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts. Not only do we get gorgeous food photography and recipes we get a history of each one!

I shared this book a while back on my instagram stories because it was a year old (yes I know how behind the times I am) and in those stories I mentioned that the reason I love this book so much is because living abroad there are so many nostalgic treats I miss and now I can just make them at home!

And make them better with the help of Stella because everything is better homemade and she makes everything better!

If I listed everything I wanted to try from this book I would have to list every recipe as if I had the time and money I would do just that. However, I don't have the time or the money .... well not in a short space of time. Anyhow, I will share the top five recipes I plan to try over the next few years..ahem months whatever!

1. Triple Oatmeal Cookies
2. White Layer Cake
3. Coconut Cream Pie
4. Oatmeal Cream Pies
5. McDonald's-Style Apple Turnovers

I don't know how else to say I love this book. So, I will leave the review here with one last sentence.

I love this book; BraveTart.

Learn more about Stella Parks on her site and follow her on instagram here.

*I purchased my own copy of BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts by Stella Parks, Wayland, retails at $35 and about £21.25 on as this is a very American style book I am not sure it's available at local shops in the UK, but should be in the USA! All opinions are my own, I was not given any compensation nor was I asked to give a positive review, please see my contact/policy page for more information.