Mix and Bake
Belinda Jeffery baked her first cake at the age of five or six, standing by her beloved mother's side. Ever since then, baking has been her passion. In Mix and Bake , she shares her 100 all-time favourite recipes for cakes, scones, muffins, biscuits, slices, quick breads, pies and tarts, in the hope that they will become your favourites too. The sweet-toothed will be unable to resist macadamia and chocolate chip brownies, a gooey butterscotch peach cake or a sophisticated mocha cake decorated with shards of coffee bean brittle. Make a simple meal out of a batch of dill, ricotta and parmesan muffins by adding a big bowl of salad, or rustle up some pumpernickel and polenta soda bread to serve with soup on a chilly afternoon. And for a picnic, who would refuse a slice of brie and pear tart made with a crisp cheese pastry that doesn't need rolling? Belinda's easy-to-follow instructions will inspire even the most inexperienced baker.