Baking is one of life's pleasures and this beautiful cookbook brings together an inspiring collection of recipes, illustrating different aspects of modern British baking. It discusses how key ingredients such as grain from the mill or butter from the dairy have shaped British baking and led to a delicious and deservedly famous repertoire of cakes, pastries, savory bakes, and bread. Seville Orange Drizzle Cake and Blackcurrant Meringue Pie are just a few of the simple desserts that can be prepared with fresh dairy ingredients, while pastry, biscuits, and breads from the mill provide a wholesome basis for homemade peach slices, olive oil bread, and Chelsea buns. Harvest sumptuous apricots, cherries, apples, pears, and plums from the orchard for apricot creams and pear pie, or use the natural abundance of wild herbs, mushrooms, fruits, and nuts of the hedgerow to produce delicious almond blackberry cake or gooey chocolate walnut brownies. A conversion chart is included.