Baking Basics and Beyond is a great book for those who want to learn how to bake without any pressure. On top of having excellent recipes, I have found that Baking Basics and Beyond also includes concise, simple technique instructions. They show and tell you how to be a great baker! The books actually starts with what essential pans you need in your kitchen for baking. I found the ingredient lists to full of things you actually will have in your kitchen too However, the pictures in this cookbook are absolutely mouth watering! I also love the Baker’s Notes and Secrets to Success. The tips are excellent.