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Mimi’s Baking Adventure
Author: Alyssa Gangeri
Genre: Fiction, Children’s
Release: March 3, 2015
Publisher: Mascot Books
Discover a whole new way of learning how to bake! Embark on a baking adventure with Mimi where she will measure, mix and bake her way to the perfect batch of chocolate chip cookies! This fun storybook cookbook enables adults and children alike to not only learn the fundamentals of baking, but to have fun at the same time. If Mimi can do it, so can you!
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Mimi’s Adventures in Baking has received the Mom’s Choice Award in the Picture Book category!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Alyssa Gangeri is a Pastry Chef in New York City. She’s loved baking even from a young age. After graduating from The Culinary Institute of America she traveled north and south working for companies such as The Ritz Carlton to gain knowledge and experience of the ever-growing hospitality industry. She has also competed on The Food Network’s Sweet Genius.
She developed Mimi’s Adventures in Baking as a new way of learning for the younger generation of bakers. Her love for baking shines through in this storybook cookbook. In her eyes baking should be a fun experience adults and children can share together. What better way to do that then with an interactive story that makes learning your way around the kitchen exciting and easy!
When she is not making specialty cakes and pastries for her business AllyCakesNYC, you can find her in Central Park with her lively Jack Russell Terrier, Rudy and the love of her life, Jonathan.
Mimi’s Baking Adventure by Alyssa Gangeri
Mimi’s Baking Adventure is a fun children’s picture book about a little girl who makes chocolate chip cookies with her grandmother. They walk through the ingredients and the baking process and then share the recipe at the end of the book so you can make the cookies yourself. This was a fun read with bright, colorful illustrations that any child is sure to enjoy.
Since my husband is a huge fan of chocolate chip cookies, I decided to make a batch of Mimi’s Chocolate Chip Cookies:
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- 2 eggs
- Pre-heat oven to 325F. Place the soft butter and both sugars in a mixing bowl. Mix until smooth and creamy.
- Add the eggs and vanilla extract until they are halfway incorporated into your butter mixture.
- While the mixer is off, add the flour, salt, baking soda, and chocolate chips.
- Place on low speed. Continue to mix until the dough comes together.
- Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place scoops of cookie dough two inches apart.
- Bake in 325F oven for 8-10 minutes or until they begin to brown around the edges.
If you’d like to have your child help you more in the kitchen, Mimi’s Baking Adventure is a fun way to do it. Plus, the cookies are delicious!
Ellen is a of a 25-year-old son and 30-year-old daughter. She is Grandma to one adorable toddler. In what little spare time she has, she loves to read, watch movies, check out the latest toys, and play games.