Desserts are an irresistible treat that can be the perfect way to finish off any meal. Whether it's a light fruity dish on a summer?s evening, a hearty pudding on a cold winter?s night, an elegant pastry creation for an impressive dinner party or a simple ice cream dessert for a family treat, everybody has their own favourite sweet dish. This book contains classic recipes from around the world, divided into chapters covering Ice Cream and Iced Desserts; Cold Puddings; Pies, Tarts and Cheesecakes; Cakes, Gateaux and Pastries; Fruit Desserts; and Hot Puddings. Try such temptations as Boston Banoffee Pie, Tiramisu, Lemon Meringue Pie, Bread and Butter Pudding, Chunky Chocolate Ice Cream and Christmas Pudding. There follows a helpful section of tips and advice, including techniques on making different types of pastry, preparing fresh fruit, and mastering basic recipes such as Cr?me Anglaise, Brandy Butter and Chocolate Fudge Sauce. Each recipe is beautifully illustrated with full-colour photography and clearly written in easy-to-follow steps, making it easy to achieve perfect results. Full nutritional information is provided throughout. This book will provide inspiration time and time again for making a glorious array of delightful desserts.