Blog Post List

This blog post list contains the most recent blog posts from The Messy Baker in reverse chronological order. You can also browse by recipe category or use the search function.

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28 Oct
Mulligatawny Soup

When I first heard of Mulligatawny soup, I had no idea what it was. The name sounded Irish to me. I envisioned a simple stew-like dish with hunks of long-simmered beef, thick rounds of overcooked carrots and potato wedges that would fall apart en route...

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27 Oct
Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Oh the irony. The moment I perfect homemade chicken broth I head to bed with sinus congestion and a sneaky case of fatigue. You know the kind -- where you're well enough to feel guilty about lying in bed, but having hauled yourself half way...

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27 Oct
Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Oh the irony. The moment I perfect homemade chicken broth I head to bed with sinus congestion and a sneaky case of fatigue. You know the kind -- where you're well enough to feel guilty about lying in bed, but having hauled yourself half way...

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23 Oct
Perfect Chicken Stock

Sorry if you were expecting another art shot. I chose this brightly coloured pottery bowl to illustrate how clear chicken stock should be, not tantalize you with a new soup. I have a confession. Until recently, I didn't understand the fuss about homemade stock. No wonder....

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22 Oct
Black Bean Soup

When I lived in Australia, I craved this soup. Really badly. I'm not sure if it was a classic case of wanting what you couldn't have or simply a tasty way to make it through the surprisingly chilly Australian winter. All I know is that I...

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21 Oct
Squash and Maple Soup

I am in debt to readers. Erik of Homemade Soup Recipes wondered if my Scottish Lentil Soup would taste good without onions. Confused by his question, I reviewed my recipe and realized I'd omitted a key ingredient. The single most popular post on my blog and...

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20 Oct
It’s Soup Week

I know you didn't actually give me an mandate to blog about soup for an entire week, but we're heading into soup season and I wasn't sure how to cover Thai, French and Indian cuisine another way. So, this week, I'll be cooking up some slurpy...

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19 Oct
Double Dipping

What do an Inuksuk and Balvenie Doublewood have in common? Normally not much. But this Inuksuk's made of homemade shortbreads, a Scottish treat, and Balvenie is...

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17 Oct
Baked Apples

Baked apples are very easy to make, but a challenge to photograph. If you try to take a picture while they're piping hot and beautifully plump, the steam fogs the camera lense. If you wait until they cool, they look like they were left on the...

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