D'licious, The Best of Baking, is a compilation of recipes covering savory and sweet dishes. The book teaches how to work with flour, eggs and various pastries. Recipes include making a simple batter for pancakes to making a tasty cake and covering savory dishes from working with various pastries to bread dough. There is a recipe for short crust, pie and sweet pastry. It covers how to fold samoosas to making Phyllo baskets and spring rolls with various fillings. There is bread with yeast and without, including flat bread to make wraps. In the sweeter half of the book it covers everything from cakes with various icing, including biscuits, sweet tarts and desserts. Some of the recipes include some tips for catering. All the recipes are successful. If you have never baked successfully then read through the "working with" section of the book for some useful tips. The recipes are all formulated and created in a regular family kitchen with basic equipment. Most houses should be equipped with everything needed to create which ever dish chosen in this book, even the most basically equipped kichen. The ingredients are all regular ingredients found in most grocery stores in all but possibly the very smallest of villages. Many recipe books these days are created with many great recipes but in my years of baking I have often struggled to find sometimes the simpler and more traditional recipes. Through my years of baking I have had to make up recipes such as the Lemon Meringue Pie and the Apple Crumble as I have struggled to find good, successful recipes of the more traditional way of baking. This book does however include more creative recipes as well. Most of all - Have fun baking and enjoy the end result!!!