In this beautifully illustrated book, Annie Bell explains the techniques that produce perfect results every time, whether baking sponge cakes, biscuits, brownies, muffins, macaroons or meringues. She creates sweet treats for all occasions, from children's birthdays to Christmas, sharing her fail-safe recipes that will ensure you never again bake a cake that fails to rise or sinks in the middle. And with recipes for everything from really great chocolate brownies, to a delicious carrot cake and tangy lemon and polenta cake, all packed into one practical volume, this is an indispensable guide to becoming a brilliant baker. It is the only baking book you will ever need.
Annie Bell spent several years as cookery writer for Vogue, then as food writer on the Independent. She has been principal cookery writer on the Mail on Sunday's YOU magazine for many years, and she was winner of the Guild of Food Writers' Journalist of the Year in 2003. Her previous books include the Gorgeous series, The Camping Cookbook, Soup Glorious Soup and The Picnic Cookbook.