This is a collection of all the best-loved classics, from Peach Melba to Black Forest Gateau, including traditional recipes such as Blackberry Cobbler and Sticky Toffee Pudding, and innovative ideas such as Chocolate and Cherry Polenta Cake and Fruited Rice Ring. It offers seven easy-to-use sections that cover every kind of dessert: Cold Desserts; Hot Puddings; Quick and Easy; Low Calorie; Fruit Desserts; Cakes, Pies and Tarts; and International Classics. It contains everything you need to know about ingredients, equipment and techniques. It presents: a simple-to-follow recipe style, useful cook's tips and hints throughout, and step-by-step photographs showing the key stages of every recipe will guarantee successful results every time. Desserts are irresistible at any time, with morning coffee or afternoon tea, as the perfect end to a lazy lunch, as a special treat, or as the grand finale to a dinner party. The recipes cover every kind of dessert for all occasions. There are cold desserts, such as Key Lime Sherbert and Blackcurrant Sorbet; hot puddings featuring Pears in Chocolate Fudge Blankets and Amaretto Souffle; fruit desserts including Summer Pudding and Poached Pears in Red Wine; cakes, pies and tarts, such as Peach and Blueberry Pie and Chocolate Layer Cake; wonderful quick and easy indulgences for family entertaining; low-calorie desserts for weight watchers; and a delightful selection of international classics. Whether you are tempted by a delectable fruit pie, a luxurious chocolate cake or a heavenly souffle, this superb collection will provide inspiration for delicious desserts that will delight family and friends every time.