Whether your goal is a perfect pie, a crusty baguette or an ethereal soufflé, this cookbook will serve as an indispensable guide every step of the way. Updated with a chapter devoted to chocolate recipes and techniques, this authoritative volume contains all the essential information needed to master the fundamental techniques of baking. You'll find more than 130 enticing recipes for everything from breads, pizzas, muffins, pies and savory tarts to cakes, cookies, pastries, custards and soufflés, along with sauces, fillings, frostings and glazes to embellish them. Detailed directions and instructive color photographs accompany the easy-to-follow recipes. This reference-recipe book includes a complete glossary as well as detailed information on ingredients, equipment and essential techniques. Hardcover, 319 pages.