Sunday, December 13, 2015

Mimi's Adventures in Baking Gingerbread Men by Alyssa Gangeri- Worldwind Virtual Book Tour

Mimi’s Adventures in Baking Gingerbread Men


Embark on a baking adventure with Mimi where she will measure, mix, and bake her way to the perfect batch of gingerbread men. If Mimi can do it, so can you!

Mimi's Adventures in Baking Gingerbread Men is the third book in the Mimi's Adventures in Baking series.



My Review  

My children love spending time in the kitchen baking with me. While they enjoy dumping the ingredients into the bowl, they have never shown any interest in actually reading the recipe. Mimi's Adventures in Banking is a book series that integrates recipes into a story, creating a fun and engaging way to learn how to cook. This is the third book in the Adventures in Baking series, but the first book we have read. In this story, Mimi spends the day with her Nonni, who shows her how to make gingerbread cookies. What makes this book so endearing is how the book creatively explains how to actual make the cookies within the text of the story without it seeming like instructions. What the reader is left understanding is the deep love and affection that Mimi and Nonni share as they spend time baking together, not just how to make the cookies. 

After reading the book, my children and I made the gingerbread cook recipe contained within the book.

We even mixed the gingerbread cookie dough with a spatula that has a gingerbread cookie on it.

I actually had never made gingerbread dough before. I was impressed with how easy it was for my daughter to handle the dough. (We struggle with sugar cookie dough.)

They made an army of gingerbread men. They also made use of as many cookie cutters as I would allow them to use.  
We finished the cookies tonight, but we will have to wait until tomorrow to decorate them. However, I snuck a cookie and they taste fantastic. So, I can attest that the recipe in the book is a great one to use for your holiday baking. 

If you would like to teach your children how to bake in a fun way, I recommend purchases your own copy of this book.



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Chef Alyssa has been baking since she was a little girl in her grandmother's kitchen. Since graduating from the Culinary Institute of America she has worked for famous chefs and elite companies such as the Ritz Carlton, Tom Colicchio, Norman Van Aken and Gray Kunz. She currently is the Executive Chef at Riverwalk Bar and Grill on the Historic nook of New York City, Roosevelt Island. She also has a boutique custom cake company called AllyCakesNYC where she creates cakes to appease the imagination. Through her journey of baking she developed Mimi, her very own miniature version of herself.
As a child she loved baking and everything that came with it. As an adult and food lover she realized there was something missing when she frequented bookstores. A interactive children's cookbook. And we are not talking about a boring old cookbook for kids with lots and lots of recipes, and some pictures. Children these days have just as much interest in the kitchen as there parents do, but the ordinary cookbook is just not going to cut it. She created Mimi's Adventures in Baking  to give children and adults a way to get into the kitchen and allow the child to become the chef and the adult the assistant. With each book has one recipe and an interactive storyline the child can read, and at the end go into the kitchen and do what Mimi did!  And for the "non-baking" parent, these elite pastry chef recipes are tested and ready for even the most inexperienced baker! Impress other moms with Mimi's creations!
Mimi's Adventures in Baking 
will also teach children how to measure, mix and bake their way through the kitchen while also giving safety tips along the way. No more boring cookbooks! Now there is a fun, exciting and educational way to learn how to bake!

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 *I received a review copy from the author free of charge. All opinions expressed in this review represent my honest opinions about the book.

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