The Messy Baker

Paperback | August 26, 2014

byCharmian Christie

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The Messy Baker offers food made and enjoyed in a kitchen not unlike your own. Charmian Christie has worked in many professional kitchens but prefers the realities of a home setting to a stainless steel "test" kitchen every time. It just makes things taste better! There is nothing trendy or artful about real baking; it's honest, sticky, humble and moreish.

The Messy Baker is an antidote to the precious perfectionism of today's baking, where every cookie on the plate is just like the next, each layer of cake is exactly the same height, and impeccably scalloped pie crusts dare you to cut into them. To the uninitiated, all this fastidious, spotless baking is intimidating. The rest of us, out here in the real world, cook and bake in space-challenged kitchens where floors aren't always waxed and there's cat hair to consider. Lopsided cookies and interestingly shaped pies are the norm, and, in The Messy Baker, they are celebrated. Recipes here are down to earth, incredibly delicious and often rather pretty. In chapters with names such as "Smudgy," "Crumbly," "Flaky" and "Drippy," The Messy Baker redefines perfection, on achievable terms.

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The Messy Baker offers food made and enjoyed in a kitchen not unlike your own. Charmian Christie has worked in many professional kitchens but prefers the realities of a home setting to a stainless steel "test" kitchen every time. It just makes things taste better! There is nothing trendy or artful about real baking; it's honest, sticky...

CHARMIAN CHRISTIEis a writer who specializes in food, gardening and storytelling. On her blog, The Messy Baker, she writes about food and daily life. She has also written for a range of publications includingMore,Edible Toronto,Canadian GardeningandThe Globe and Mail. She makes regular television appearances on CTV. She has a new iPhon...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.12 × 7.5 × 0.7 inPublished:August 26, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1443418668

ISBN - 13:9781443418669

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