it’s #messybakermonday!

I ‘met’ Charmian Christie, aka The Messy Baker, on Twitter earlier this year when someone suggested I follow her. I immediately fell in love with her blog. She’s not only very talented in the kitchen, but she’s hilarious and her sense of humour really comes through in her writing!

Imagine my surprise when Charmian later turned out to be one of my fellow competitors in the #OGBChallenge! Through the Challenge and subsequent Twitter chats, I’ve come to know Charmian as a friendly, supportive and all-around nice gal!

So I was extra excited for the release of Charmian’s book, The Messy Baker, this past August. Considering how messy I can be in the kitchen, not just when baking, this book is right up my alley! LOL.

The best thing about this book is that it’s not just about desserts – there are sweet recipes, savory recipes and recipes in between. I’ll be doing a full review of the cookbook later this week, but in the meantime…it’s #MessyBakerMonday!


What’s #MessyBakerMonday? It’s a fun group of awesome bloggers who have decided to get together and celebrate Charmian’s cookbook! We each chose a recipe from Charmian’s The Messy Baker and are sharing our results with the world!

To mark #MessyBakerMonday, I chose to make the Smoked Paprika Corn Fritters.

Several things made me decide on this recipe:
– It involves corn. I love corn!
– It seemed fairly easy to make
– All the ingredients were things that I already had in my kitchen
– Did I mention it features corn?!

Smoked Paprika Corn Fritters - The Messy Baker by Charmian Christie

This recipe turned out to be just as easy as promised and the sweetness of the corn really shines through. My family just gobbled the fritters up! I tried them plain (delicious!) and then with the suggested toppings of sour cream, lime and cilantro (new level of delicious!). Plus, after all the lime-zesting and cilantro-chopping, my kitchen smelled AMAZING and fresh!

In the recipe, Charmian gives two ways to use the fritter batter – pan-fry or waffle-iron. I opted for pan-fry this time around but will definitely make these again and use the waffle maker to see how they come out.

Smoked Paprika Corn Fritters - The Messy Baker by Charmian Christie

Click here to read a more in-depth review of The Messy Baker cookbook! Plus, if you want to learn more about the lovely Charmian, click here to read the Author Q&A I did with her!

I hope you’ll join me and the other bloggers for #MessyBakerMonday! Join the conversation on Twitter and be sure to check out the other recipes:

Disclosure: kitchen frolic received a review copy of The Messy Baker by Charmian Christie from the publisher. This in no way affected our opinions; all opinions expressed are our own. Please read our disclosure policy for further information.

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