The Messy Baker: More Than 75 Delicious Recipes from a

The Messy Baker: More Than 75 Delicious Recipes from a Real Kitchen Since when did every cookie on the plate have to be just like the next Or each layer of cake exactly the same height Each piecrust an impeccable work of art and encircled by stunningly perfect pastry leaves To the uninitiated, all that fastidious, spotless baking is intimidating, not to mention exhausting The Messy Baker celebrates baking as it happens in the real world sweet, messy, fun, not always gorgeous, but a way to show love Which doesn t make it any less delicious to the contrary, Charmian Christie s flavor combinations rise far above the ordinary Why have a raspberry galette when you can enjoy a raspberry rhubarb galette with drippy, unctuous walnut frangipane Or how about a Brie and walnut whiskey tart It s all yours without the rigid perfectionism or complicated instructions of other gourmet cookbooksChristie s warm, irreverent voice brings the fun back into baking at a time when home cooks pulled from pillar to post by jobs and errands need to have fun The Messy Baker is a full service book that not only guides the reader through simple, delicious recipes but is also there to help out when things go wrong For anyone who gave in frustration when that cake collapsed or the frosting smeared, Christie s practical advice is here to rescue even the worst disaster and inspire the baker to try the next recipe I am a messy baker So I really wanted to see what this was all about and I was thrilled when I received a copy from the publisher I didn t find any recipes that really spoke to me, but I still really enjoyed it I thought it was a really cute idea to divide the recipes into chapters based on how they make their mess For example, flaky, crumbly, drippy I haven t seen that before in a cookbook and it was a great idea.The pictures all looked rustic and like maybe the mess really was made while I am a messy baker So I really wanted to see what this was all about and I was thrilled when I received a copy from the publisher I didn t find any recipes that really spoke to me, but I still really enjoyed it I thought it was a really cute idea to divide the recipes into chapters based on how they make their mess For example, flaky, crumbly, drippy I haven t seen that before in a cookbook and it was a great idea.The pictures all looked rustic and like maybe the mess really was made while the author was baking some of the recipes in the book There were a lot of helpful hints in The Basics chapter and even on some of the recipes I loved the chart at the end for substitutions, that s really helpful The author is so passionate about baking and it comes through in her writing and that made me like this so much 4 messy stars This cookbook is designed in a supercute way But I wouldn t use this as a how to bake book There are a few pages that teach you how to make phyllo and crust And a few pages that say essential equipment I love that each recipe is one page The last thing you want to do when messy baking is swipe a bookbook or turn a page the chapters are amazing as far as titles go like drippy and smudgy My wish is that each recipe had a title because many of these I have never made and 4 messy stars This cookbook is designed in a supercute way But I wouldn t use this as a how to bake book There are a few pages that teach you how to make phyllo and crust And a few pages that say essential equipment I love that each recipe is one page The last thing you want to do when messy baking is swipe a bookbook or turn a page the chapters are amazing as far as titles go like drippy and smudgy My wish is that each recipe had a title because many of these I have never made and have no clue what its supposed to look at nor do I get that I must bake this look how yummy it looks vibe However what puts this above a normal baking book is that nothing is overly complicated And I cant wait to make the chipotle brownies I m making those tonight but instead of using water ill be using red wine AMAZING BOOK my kitchen is messy and this book works well within it really well Martha Stewart, I am not.This is my go to recipe book it is full of great recipes and those MUSHROOM CREPES are to die for I have made them on my own and ate them as is And the raspberry butter tarts are so yummy. Full Review on The Candid CoverThe Messy Baker is a cookbook that is sure to delight both the novice cook and the experienced chef This book includes useful tips within its quirky and colourful pages The recipes contained within are simple and classic, which makes this an instant go to family cookbook.One of the biggest draws for me when opening a recipe book is its layout and design The photographs in The Messy Baker are absolutely gorgeous, leaving one to drool over the many deliciously dep Full Review on The Candid CoverThe Messy Baker is a cookbook that is sure to delight both the novice cook and the experienced chef This book includes useful tips within its quirky and colourful pages The recipes contained within are simple and classic, which makes this an instant go to family cookbook.One of the biggest draws for me when opening a recipe book is its layout and design The photographs in The Messy Baker are absolutely gorgeous, leaving one to drool over the many deliciously depicted treats Also, the sections are divided into different styles of food, as opposed to main dishes, desserts and sides For example, foods that are crumbly, smudgy and drippy are sectioned into different groups, giving this book a real sense of fun and whimsy.I absolutely adore the multitude of tips and cooking techniques that Charmian Christie has included in The Messy Baker There is a detailed introduction and basic tips at the beginning of the book and a very comprehensive appendix that includes all kinds of tricks and conversions I am certain that I will be referring back to these tips for years to come Many of the recipes in The Messy Baker are simple and use ingredients that are typically on hand in many kitchens I loved assembling the Boozy Chocolate Torte, Chewy Crystallized Ginger Cookies and the Either Way Marinara Sauce Each recipe was detailed, effortless and tasty.I would highly recommend The Messy Baker to anyone looking for a beautiful, whimsical cookbook that includes recipes that are simple to make This is going to be one book that is going to fill many stockings in my house this year

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