The Messy Baker: More Than 75 Delicious Recipes from a Real Kitchen by Charmian Christie

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Read The Messy Baker: More Than 75 Delicious Recipes from a Real Kitchen Online Free - 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 cookbooks.

Christie'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.



Title : The Messy Baker: More Than 75 Delicious Recipes from a Real Kitchen
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ISBN : 1623361877
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 256 pages


Reviews


Dirty Dayna rated it ★★★★☆

March 01, 2016

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 mess...


Olivia rated it ★★★★★

January 08, 2017

The 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 draw...


Jillyn rated it ★★★★★

August 19, 2014

The Messy Baker is a cook book that's right up my alley. Don't get me wrong. There are some days and events where I want my baked goods to be flawless so that I can impress people or prove myself (such as when the in-laws are involved). But most of the time, I just want delicious sugary treats in...


Monica **can't read fast enough** rated it ★★★★☆

April 22, 2014

This is a lovely cookbook with rich and interesting takes on everything from breads, crusts, brownies, cookies, to scones and biscuits. There's so much in this book to try your hand at that the biggest problem for me with this book was deciding where to start. The first part of the book lists and...


P.e. rated it ★★★★★

October 02, 2015

This book is great just for the title. Though my wife has gotten me to clean up after I am done it is not to say that when I am in the process that my kitchen is not clean. Its starts and finishes that way but not while I am cooking. Like the author says be aware of a kitchen that is clean when t...


Lorin rated it ★★★☆☆

February 22, 2014

First off, I loved the name of this book! My mom would always get mad when i would make a mess in the kitchen but the bigger the mess, the tastier the treats! I really enjoyed how the chapters were labeled, it went along with the messy baker concept and the recipes in each section fit the chapter...


Alexandra rated it ★★★☆☆

July 09, 2015

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 ho...


Janka rated it ★★★★☆

August 25, 2016

Lovely, no-nonsense (but a lot of so TASTY mess to lick and eat and enjoy :)) cookbook! To read this cookbook (because this is very readable book with its funny notes and tips to remember) is like chatting with your friend over a cup of lovely hot chocolate with a hint of spices (and even laced wi...


Stephanie rated it ★★★★★

February 06, 2015

The book starts off with a very personal story from Charmian on the biggest influence in her cooking career – her mother. Since I'm one of those people that settle in and read cookbooks for fun, I love books that start off with a story. I know it doesn't improve my cooking skills, but it makes me...


Edythe rated it ★★★★☆

August 26, 2014

“I stand on a chair pulled up to the counter….as I strain to see everything she is doing….I will be good, better than I’ve ever been before, simply because she has answered my prayers and is teaching me to bake.” The aforementioned quote is the introduction to The Messy Baker by Charmian Christie,...





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