Here is home baking in all its variety. More than 850 photographs guide you through 200 fabulous recipes, making it simple for beginners to learn basic skills, while giving more seasoned cooks a fabulous recipe resource that covers everything from rustic cookies and breads to sumptuous cakes and sophisticated tortes. Chapters include Biscuits, Cookies & Bars; Buns & Tea Breads; Yeast Breads; Pies & Tarts; and Cakes & Gateaux plus a special section of party cakes brings creative cake decoration within everyone's reach. Open the book to discover all the joys of baking, and create enticing home-made treats to share with your family and friends. Use this book to fill the house with tempting aromas and every kind of wonderful bake, such as angel cake, lemon meringue pie, apple and cranberry muffins, coconut cream tart, sticky buns, raisin bread, chocolate chip brownies and brandysnaps. All the techniques are explained, whether you are making a simple shortbread or mastering the mouthwatering lemon coconut layer cake, and easy-to-follow photographs guide you through every stage of preparation. Traditional recipes and tempting new ideas, including special party cakes with exciting but easy decorating tips.