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The Messy Baker My New Years Resolution is to bake , and I ve started off the year with The Messy Baker by Charmian Christie The book begins with the Messy Manifesto Never trust a person with a clean kitchen and I m already sold Rather than dividing recipes into savory sweet categories, the chapters are arranged by flaky crumbly smudgy gritty drippy, etc The pictures are mouthwatering 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 describes the basic utensils and ingredients that a well stocked kitchen should have and their uses After the basics are covered the fun begins with a variety of recipes and well done photographs of dishes One of the things that I found useful in this cookbook are the tips and storage instructions for properly holding the left overs That handy tidbit is not often found in cookbooks and I really appreciated that feature Another unique feature of this cookbook is the way that it is categorized The recipes are divided by texture and features The sections are Pastry, Flaky, Crumbly, Dippable, Sloppy, Smudgy, Gritty, and Drippy It s different, but it works well With interesting and adaptable recipes this will be a cookbook that I refer to again and again when looking for inspiration and reprieve from the same old recipes that I tend to fall back on I received a copy in exchange for an honest review via Rodale Inc NetgalleyYou can findat The Blissful Platehttp theblissfulplate.blogspot.com After a sweet introduction,properly a dedication to her mother, Charmain Christie opens The Messy Baker with The Messy Manifesto and proclaims,Never trust a person with a clean kitchenThe Messy Baker is cookbook for the enthusiastic home baker with a mix of over 75 sweet and savoury recipes Full page photograph s complement the appealing design, though not every recipe is featured.The first chapter, Basics , suggests Can t do without items , Nice to have items, and I m a baker and I ve earned it items , before listing Essential ingredients that every baker should have on hand, their uses, tips for prep where applicable, and proper storage of said ingredients And if you are still feeling a little lost, the Appendix includes a glossary, a measurement conversion chart, and a list of emergency ingredient substitutions.Christie then begins with recipes for puff, shortcrust, and Pate Sucree pastry, as well as tips for working with phyllo pasty The recipes are sorted into seven chapters categorised by texture.Flaky recipes include Morrocan Lamb Parcels, Chocolate Dipped Vanilla Scented Palmiers and Cherry and Lemon Macaroon Meringues Crumbly treats include Stuffed Tomato, Arugula, and Cilantro Focaccia, Savoury Pecan and Cheddar Bites and Deep, Dark Cherry and Chipotle Brownies The Dippable recipes are for dunking in coffee, tea, milk, soups, or sauces and include Rosemary and Black Olive Grissini, and Espresso and Hazelnut Biscotti If you prefer foods that drip or ooze their filling then the Smoky Mushroom Crepes or Boozy Chocolate Torte shown on the book s cover , found under Sloppy, might appeal The Peppery Pear and Smoked Gouda Dutch Baby and Burnt Caramel and Sea Salt Sticky Buns are two recipes found under Smudgy Gritty sweet and savoury recipes include Many Seed Lavash Bread and Citrus topped Poppy Seed Bars Drippy recipes include temptations such as Lime Cilantro Dipping Sauce, Boozy Brown Sugar Whipped Cream and Chocolate Anything Sauce.I liked the tone of this cookbook, Christie s notes are encouraging, her tips are useful and of course there is no expectation of perfection, though there is an art to pulling off the messy look What it does lack is an index, and Christie s timing Commitment approach is a little eccentric.You can get a feel for Charmain Christie s approach to baking on her blog, themessybaker.com 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 my face hole It doesn t matter if the cookies are exactly two inches wide, or if the top ombre cake layer is the exact perfect shade of lavender This book celebrates those who focus on one thing deliciousness There are over 75 recipes included in this cookbook, and each section is divided by adjective That s right adjective Whether you re in the mood for something dippy, flaky, or crumbly, there s a chapter for you I think this is a really cute and surprisingly effective way of divvying up the book.The instructions are really easy to follow and understand so new bakers, don t be afraid to pick this book up I also adored the photography that was included in this book It all looked so damn appetizing that I wanted to bake all of the things immediately There s a decent amount of pictures included, which are really important to me when it comes to cookbooks I like knowing what the end result is at least kind of supposed to look like This book also includes both savory and sweet baked goods, so even those without a sweet tooth will find something to love.I pretty much want to bake everything in The Messy Baker, but a few of the ones that I m most eager to test out for myself include Deep Dark Cherry Chipotle Brownies, Raspberry Stuffed French Toast, Cherry Lemon Macaroon Meringues, and far too many others to list In short, this is a book that I will definitely be purchasing for my kitchen Everything looks delicious and doable, and worth a messy kitchen Thanks so much to Rodale Books and Netgalley for my copy of The Messy Baker This review can also be found on my blog, Bitches n Prose. 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 perfectly Also, the wording was very simple and made it so anyone could follow along, whether you are a chef or someone who just loves baking.I did have a few problems with the book though I was not a fan of how the recipes were organized in the chapters For example there would be multiple sweet recipes then a random savory, i would recommend bunching the savory recipes together and then the sweet Also and i am sure my location has something to do with this i wasn t all that excited about some of the flavor combinations Like i said, I m sure it is a regional thing but if i showed up to a church pig pickin down here in the South with some of this tuff, I would get some nasty looks from people I amof a simple flavor and simple combinations fan, not a bunch of crazy stuff put together I am sure they taste great, they just aren t for me. 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 they are cooking Who do you create How do you come up with new ideas or ingredients, she gives the push to try new combinations and new creations She also goes over what items you should have in your kitchen before you get started But she wants you to try new ideas and new recipes and change old recipes to new ingredients I thought the pictures were great and just the overall idea of the book was a great idea Years back my wife and I spent almost two years mixing ingredients that we had from her grandmother s bread pudding This is no regular bread pudding capirotada Mexican bread pudding Made traditionally But through testing and work and after two years the family said she got it, just like Nannie, my was happy and we still make it But if we didn t want to make a mess or make the time to experiment with a recipe that was not handed down this is what you need to do So have fun, my daughter loves making homemade cookies and lasagna, for example We also get messy, but I now clean up so my wife does not have to worry A fantastic book I got this from net galley. 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 . I received this book from NetGalley when it first came out I loved it so much I purchased a physical copy to have as well It is full of wonderful recipes The format is easy to read, the ingredients easily obtained Thanks NetGalley for allowing me an advance copy which quickly turned into a baking obsession 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 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 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

About the Author: Charmian Christie

The Messy Baker, she shares recipes, reviews, tips and tales of culinary woe Eager to include everyone and waste nothing, she creates delicious, approachable recipes requiring standard kitchen equipment Because mistakes happen to the best of us, she developed a smart phone app,

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