Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Musings by Knitwits - The Treats Truck Baking Book by Kim Ima

Published: November 2012
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: 144
Copy: courtesy of Netgalley and Publishe

I know this is our Musings by Knitwits post,  and this is definitely not a craft book but when I saw this marvellous new cookbook  I just had to share it with you.

Sugar wanders around Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Upper West side dispensing goodies to sugar-deprived New Yorkers and brightening up the day - oh and by the way, Sugar is the name of the truck that Kim Ima, owner/driver/baker of the Treats Truck, bought 2nd hand and refurbished so that she can deliver hand baked goodies to the masses - and she has elected to give up some of her baking secrets, in this delightful new book.  There is also a bakery in Brooklyn called the Treats Truck Stop, which I would love to visit myself.  If any of you are visiting New York, you can find out where Sugar will be by visiting www.treatstruck.com

This wonderful book has recipes for many of Kim's most requested treats, including cookies, brownies, pies and cakes.  You could try peanut butter, pumpkin swirl, or chocolate chipper cookies; a caramel creme sandwich or raspberry ring; cherry brownies or classic rice crispy squares; carrot, apple or lemon cakes; apple, pecan or pumpkin pies  - these are just a few of the treats you can try for yourself. There's even a whole chapter on frostings and fillings - cream cheese frosting anyone?

This is a bright, colourful book with wonderful photos and neat illustrations, and would make a wonderful gift for your favourite baker.  What better way to drop a hint.  

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