My lip quivered with anticipation.
And I'll tell you why.
Every now and again, a cookbook comes down the pike that captures my attention with gorgeous photos and mouthwatering recipes, proving itself to be pretty damn special. The return is even more special when it happens to be a friend that writes such said cookbook.
My sweet friend, Charmian, released her cookbook The Messy Baker last month and kids, it's incredible.
My foodie girls, Robyn and Christina, and I were lucky enough to sample few of her treats at a book launch party last month. The Blueberry-Lime Cornmeal Muffins with Whipped Honey-Lime Butter totally did me in, as did the Double-Stuff Uber-Oreo Cookies - or was it the Sweet Potato Samosas? Moral of this story: Errything I ate, I went back for elevenses. The Oreos got twelvesies. I think I ate that entire plate myself and left it rocking in its wake. I mean, of course I did. Oreos? Jenny? HELLLLO??
The cookbook itself is quite witty - and I totally love the fact that Charmian's personality really shines through. Each chapter is broken down into titles that captures what you're about to find; Crumbly, Drippy, Flaky, Smudgy. It's so fun.
But please don't take my word for it.
I'm giving away a copy of The Messy Baker, signed by Charmian herself to one lucky reader. Trust me folks, you WANT this in your cookbook arsenal.
And please be sure to stop by and check out the other lip-smacking treats my fab foodie friends made for #MessyBakerMonday.
Robyn - Blueberry Lime Cornmeal Muffins
Heather - Piglet Muffins with Caramelized Bacon
Louisa - Double Stuffed Uber Oreos
Brittany - Cherry and Lemon Macaroon Meringues
Meg - Rhubarb and Raspberry Galette
Christina - Savoury Cheddar and Pecan Bites
Jan - Chili Cheese Twists
Rhonda - Ginger and Vanilla Scones
Jennifer - Stuffed Tomato Arugula Focaccia
Mardi - Profiteroles
Stephanie - Smoked Paprika Corn Fritters
Carole - Orange Walnut Brownies
Libby - Basil and Aged Cheddar Scones and Deep Dark Cherry and Chipotle Brownies
Valerie - Welsh Griddle Cakes
Grab a napkin. Ya gonna need it for the drool.
WHISKEY-KISSED PECAN PIE WITH BOOZY BROWN SUGAR WHIPPED CREAM
(Recipe on Page 172)
NO-FAIL PASTRY, SHORTENING VERSION
(Recipe on Page 45)
BOOZY BROWN SUGAR WHIPPED CREAM
(Recipe on Page 218)
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Winner will be chosen on Monday, October 6, 2014.
Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of The Messy Baker by HarperCollins to review. All opinions, views, and weight gain are all my own.
So gorgeous, Jenny!! I'm loving Charmian's book...ReplyDelete
THIS PIE!!! Insanity! I love how gourmet yet completey trashily decadent it is :PReplyDelete
Mmmm......looks perfect for Turkey day!ReplyDelete
Pecan Pie! Drool....ReplyDelete
Let me see....... Chocolate Sheet Cake!! Can't get enough!!ReplyDelete
wow!!!! this looks delicious. I'm not a huge fan of Pecan by them self, but to be honest on this cake they look delicious. Kim made cookies with pecan & cranberry to help me eat them http://www.ourfreshkitchen.com/baking/cookies/pecan-cranberry-cookies-four-ways/ReplyDelete
I can't even imagine how good that pie tastes! I love it and would love to have a copy of that book for sure! I'm more of a 'clean as you go' baker. Weird. I know. but that 's a good quality to have in a small kitchen.ReplyDelete
I would have to say Creme Brulee is my all time favourite but I have a killer sweet tooth and love most any dessert :-)ReplyDelete
It would be a Opera Cake!ReplyDelete
I'm dying to get my hands on a copy of this book. I hear there's a killer recipe for molasses cookies in it!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the lovely shout out and for hosting a giveaway. I’m beyond thrilled you like the book. This is one of my husband’s favourite recipes. We make it for his birthday.ReplyDelete
Now that's a pie!ReplyDelete
Oh such a hard question...I'd probably go with chocolate, in pretty much any form. This pie is stunning!ReplyDelete
Mmm, you had me at double-stuff uber-oreo cookies. Of course, I will never say no to pecan pie with fancy whipped cream!!ReplyDelete
Wish that I could devour a slice of this pecan pie right now, it looks so incredibly delicious and your photos aren't helping curb my cravings at all! Pinned!ReplyDelete
Coffee ice cream!ReplyDelete
This is a seriously gorgeous pecan pie! :) Yum!ReplyDelete
I can never pass on a slice of pie, and your last photo held me for more than a few moments. Time for a snack! You have definitely left me wanting with this recipe! MMMM. Mine is here: http://www.acanadianfoodie.com/2014/09/29/the-messy-baker-cookbook-welsh-griddle-cakes/ReplyDelete
Isn't the cookbook fabulous? I love how you can totally hear Charmian's voice in every recipe... it's like she's there walking you through it! And this pie... let's just talk about this pie for one minute.... droooooling! I know what I will be making for Thanksgiving dessert!ReplyDelete
Pumpkin Pie, for sure. This book looks so gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Jenny!! I loved meeting you this past weekend. . you are a true joy! I just read your About Me page and no I feel terrible for making you take a group photo. . anyway, you are such a fun person, bright light. . loved meeting you and love your energy, girl. OK, this pie is fabulous. . but you already know this. . and yes, I want to win this cookbook so I can have a little Crumbly, Drippy, Flaky and Smudgy in my life! One dessert? would have to be chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. . . with more chocolate frosting.ReplyDelete
I think I need to make this pie for Thanksgiving. Talk about YUM!!ReplyDelete
Coconut cream pieReplyDelete