If you love to bake, then here is the ultimate recipe collection of deliciously appealing individual cakes, traybakes, pastries and confectionery. Every recipe you could ever need is included, making this the perfect volume for every cook.
Here are all the traditional favourites such as gingerbread and madeleines, and classics such as rocky road chocolate bar, as well as contemporary recipes such as creamy fig and peach slices. Recipes for everyday plain and filling fare sit alongside rich, chocolate treats, delectable tarts, and generous pastries. Brownies of every description imaginable are included as well as plenty of variations on flapjacks, cereal bars, cupcakes, muffins, traybakes, scones and pastries.
There are suggestions for economical recipes that are ideal for feeding large numbers as well as elaborate creations for special occasions on which to lavish more time and attention.
With 240 winning recipes to choose from there is sure to be a cake to suit everyone. All the recipes have been tried and tested and are illustrated with a gorgeous photograph. Step-by-step instructions guide you through each stage of baking and decorating, to help achieve results that you can be proud of.
Catherine Atkinson has always had a passionate interest in food and cooking, and after graduating in Home Economics she worked in various hotels and restaurants, including the Roux Brothers' famous patisseries. She became Deputy Cookery Editor on Woman's Weekly and later Me magazine. She currently works as a full-time writer and food consultant, contributing to food and lifestyle magazines, and producing outstanding cookbooks. Her published works from Southwater include: Coffee Cakes and Desserts; Polish & Russian: The Classic Cookbook; and Success with Pastry.