Bake! is the ultimate collection from acclaimed pastry chef, teacher and cookery writer Nick Malgieri. It is an indispensible collection of the 20 essential techniques of successful baking and contains 125 recipes. Each chapter starts with an Essential Technique or Master Recipe, which is accompanied by practical step-by-step photography. Nick then shows you how you can use this Master Recipe to make endless variations. So not only do you learn how to make a Pear and Walnut Tart, but also how to adapt it with pecans, almonds, blueberries or nectarines. From simple shortcrust to perfect puff pastry and delicious breads, cakes and biscuits, Nick demystifies baking and shows you the easiest way to produce mouthwatering results every time. Gorgeously illustrated throughout and including a short introduction on ingredients and equipment, Bake! is all you need to become an accomplished, confident baker.