The Messy Baker
The Messy Baker is an ode to “real world” baking where cookies aren’t identical and the ugly, lumpy scone is the cook’s reward. Charmian Christie’s warm, playful voice and down-to-earth approach puts the fun back in baking.
But don’t mistake messy for careless. The Messy Baker is bursting with helpful tips and tools for an authentic kitchen. Within its pages, solid culinary techniques mesh with inspired, approachable flavour combinations. The results are fresh takes on familiar food with a story on the side. Recipes embrace both sweet and savoury. Think Deep Dark Cherry & Chipotle Brownies or Piglet Muffins with Caramelized Bacon.
Follow the Messy Manifesto and leave the frustration of collapsed cakes and smeared frosting behind. With more than 75 deliciously messy recipes and 70 mouth-watering photos, The Messy Baker is an authentic, must-have cookbook that celebrates real baking in all its boisterous, sloppy, slurp-able glory. Between the stories, the tips and the recipes themselves, this book is an ideal gift for all home cooks, whether new or seasoned, neat or messy.
The Toronto Star and Calgary Herald both named The Messy Baker one of their Top 10 Cookbooks of 2014, while Canadian Living ranked it as one of the best cookbooks for food-loving friends. Oprah.com called Christie’s Extra Crispy Blueberry-Peach Crisp a “brilliant rendition of the classic.”