This is a mouthwatering collection of recipes ranging from traditional teatime treats and fun party and celebration cakes, to luxurious gateaux and tarts, shown in 500 clear photographs. It features 500 delicious, easy-to-follow step-by-step recipes for cakes, cookies, pastries, bakes, teabreads, tarts and pies. It includes everyday classics such as Banana Bread and Flapjacks to more unusual ideas such as Kiwi Ricotta Cheese Tart, Sweetcorn Bread, and Thai Rice Cake. There are cake recipes to suit every occasion, from teatimes and dessert cakes to coffee mornings, birthday parties and special celebrations such as weddings. It also includes a chapter on low-fat baking. From Marbled Brownies and Chocolate Drops to Warm Lemon Syrup Cake, this comprehensive collection of mouthwatering recipes is guaranteed to inspire every cook. A clear and concise introduction outlines the principles behind successful baking including useful equipment, advance preparation, and oven timings. The recipes are then grouped into chapters by type or occasion, from lunchbox snacks such as Oaty Coconut Cookies to weekend treats like Caramel Meringues, and everything inbetween. With stunning photographs and simple step instructions this fabulous book will ensure perfect baked treats every time.