Here is home baking in all its variety. This heartwarming two-book set contains over 400 tempting recipes, allowing you to explore a whole range of exciting baking ideas. Over 1400 photographs guide you through the recipes so you can bake with complete confidence. We have made it simple for beginners to learn basic baking skills, while giving more seasoned cooks a wonderful at-a-glance recipe source that covers everything from rustic cookies and breads to sumptuous cakes and sophisticated tortes. This beautiful and comprehensive collection will allow everyone to rediscover the pleasures and rewards of home baking. The Great Big Cookie Book is the complete book of cookie recipes with confections for every occasion and taste. The first chapter is devoted to traditional cookies, recipes handed down and enjoyed by generations: Granola Cookies, Melting Moments, Peanut Butter Cookies, Applesauce Cookies and Buttermilk Cookies. Festive occasions include an international element with Baklava, Cinnamon Balls, Tuiles d'Amandes and Mocha Viennese Swirls. With chapters on savoury biscuits, brownies and bars, and scones and muffins, together with a special selection of recipes for kids to enjoy, this book covers every kind of cookie imaginable. The Great Big Baking Book offers traditional baking secrets and modern innovations to give you success time after time, set out in a clear step-by-step format. You will find every kind of baking recipe - Biscuits & Bars, Buns & Tea Breads, Yeast Breads, Pies & Tarts, Cakes & Gateaux - all easy to follow and to make. A selection of unique party cakes are included, to bring creative and inspiring cake decoration within everyone's reach. Illustrated throughout with photographs of every recipe, together with step-by-step instructions and pictures, this irresistible boxed-set will have you filling the house with tempting aromas and creating enticing home-made treats to share with your family and friends.