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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Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of The Messy Baker by HarperCollins to review. All opinions, views, and weight gain are all my own.