Through techniques, tips and trusted recipes, "Mastering the Basics: Baking" will guide both the novice cook and the competent baker who wishes to extend their skills through the basics of baking and beyond. From indulgent chocolate cake and melt-in-the-mouth citrus-scented biscuits to Scottish shortbread, French macarons and traditional sponge cake, this collection of reliable recipes, is presented in an aspirational, yet very approachable design. Step-by-step photography and a useful basics chapter that contains all the building blocks - techniques and basic recipes - provide extra help to ensure success every time the oven is turned on. This title features clear, concise, approachable recipes that will guide the reader from baking basics and beyond. It provides extra helpful information, techniques and tips to ensure success. It features step-by-step photography and contemporary, easy-to-follow design.