An essential baking book that progressively builds the home cook's skills and confidence through technique-based lessons and delicious recipes.
Take a personalised master class with baking expert Anneka Manning.
Whether you're a beginner or already baking with confidence, Anneka will guide you through a unique step-by-step lesson sequence to help you master the 10 fundamental mixing methods that provide the foundation for all baking recipes.
This must-have reference features over 90 sweet and savoury fail-safe recipes that will build your know-how and confidence in a progressive and practical way, and help you become the baker you want to be.
'You'd be hard-pressed to find a more passionate baker than Anneka... Filled with marvellously diverse, indulgent yet reliable recipes and lots of useful tips, this book provides a great insight into baking.' Matt Moran, chef, and judge on LifeStyle FOOD's The Great Australian Bake Off
'This book is an absolute winner; I was captivated right from the very first page. Anneka's logical approach to baking, dividing her recipes according to the method used, is brilliant. Every item looks mouthwateringly delicious... I guarantee that this book will become a classic.' Stephanie Alexander AO
About the Author
In her 25 years as an author, food editor, consultant, teacher and publisher, Anneka Manning has worked for an impressive list of leading food publications, including Australian Gourmet Traveller, Australian Good Taste, The Australian Women’s Weekly and The Sydney Morning Herald. She has also compiled, written and contributed to numerous bestselling books, including Mastering the Art of Baking (Murdoch Books).
Anneka writes regularly for a number of print and online publications, as well as having a significant television and radio profile. Through her Sydney-based baking school, BakeClub, Anneka teaches home cooks the tricks of the trade in practical, approachable and inspiring one-off classes and in her unique, six- month Make Me a Baker program. She is also a proud ambassador for Wiltshire, Australia’s largest bakeware brand.
Anneka grew up on her parents’ sheep and cattle property in southern New South Wales and now shares her life in Sydney with her husband, Paul, and their two children, Brooke and Benjamin. Her friendly and engaging approach to her writing and teaching comes from her vast experience, and she holds a firm belief that baking is something to be valued and, ultimately, shared.