Recipes from The Messy Baker

The Messy Baker Cookbook

Christie’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.

Florets of spicy roasted cauliflower on a baking sheet with squeezed lime wedges and a bowl of green sauce beside them.

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

So good even a non-cauliflower-eater will change his or her mind. That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 10
Several jars of cilantro sauce and a few toasted bread rounds topped with the cilantro sauce on a wooden board.

Cilantro Sauce

Schmear this simple green sauce on anything and watch it disappear. And did we mention you can toss it together in minutes?

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 2
A mushroom, leek, and Gruyere tart on a piece of parchment paper with one square cut from it.

Mushroom Leek Tart

“Impressive.” “Easy.” “Yummy.” “Brilliant.” “No leftovers!” That’s what folks are saying about this lovely little tart.

  • (3)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 6