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06 December 2011

Non-Fiction Review: The Treats Truck Baking Book

The Treats Truck Baking Book
by Kim Ima

Publication date: 1 Nov 2011 by HarperCollins
ISBN 10/13: 0062065777 | 9780062065773

Let's be honest--baking books, by and large, are all kind of the same. Chocolate chip cookies, check. Sugar cookies, check. Oatmeal, Lemon Bars... omg, I'm getting hungry!

And yet, you can't have just one. You know what I'm talking about. When I still worked in a chain bookstore, not a week went by that I didn't lust after one baking book or another. I am no longer around other people's books every day, and I don't bake or cook very often, but I can't resist a good cookbook.

There's definitely something about The Treats Truck Baking Book that says, "Take me home!" Even if you already have a million of the same or similar recipe for brownies, you'll want to try the Treats Truck way, especially if you're nowhere near their route.

Aside from the usual bakery staples, Kim Ima includes tips and tricks for getting your home baking to turn out like hers. There are also fun varieties like Pumpkin Swirl Cookies, Caramel Creme Sandwich Cookies, and an Oatmeal Jammy recipe that's sure to be a hit with fans of the new Doctor Who.

The real treat is stuff you can't find anywhere else--like ice cream cone cupcakes, dessert nachos, and a coconut-chocolate-chip cookie named after one of her customers. This is definitely one to add to the kitchen bookshelf or your holiday wishlist!

This would even be a good one for novice bakers, since Ima's tone is very conversational. The design of the book is also very friendly--I read it on my laptop and just curled up on the couch with a hot cup of cocoa. Total comfort, even without a single cookie--but thanks to Kim, I can remedy that soon.

Find out more about Kim Ima and the Treats Truck at www.treatstruck.com, and follow @TheTreatsTruck on Twitter. Thanks to HarperCollins/WilliamMorrow for allowing us to peek at the Netgalley edition of this book.

Find more reviews by Alethea on the YA side of Read Now Sleep Later

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