Everybody loves the flavor of cakes, buns, and bread still warm from the oven. The Home Baker is an invaluable guide to sweet and savory baking. It will lead you through the basic principles of baking from greasing and lining the pan, to making pastries, cookies, cakes and bread with ease. If you want to produce a quick cake for friends or spend time creating an elaborate gateau that really challenges your baking skills, there is a recipe here to suit the occasion. Whether you are a complete baking beginner or an experienced cook, you'll enjoy trying out the diverse and delightful collection of recipes in this book.