How to be a Domestic Goddess is not about being a goddess, but about feeling like one. What this deliciously reassuring and mouthwatering cookbook demonstrates is that it?s actually not hard to bake a tray of muffins or a sponge layer cake, but that the appreciation and satisfaction they bring are disproportionately high. Here at last is the book which understands our anxieties, feeds our fantasies and puts cakes, pies, pastries, puddings, breads and biscuits back into our own kitchens. This is the art of baking and comfort cooking made simple and alluring for the modern cook ? with everything from cup cakes to certosino, brownies to bagels, peach cream pie to pizza, game pie to blueberry boy-bait, from rhubarb schnapps to Barbie cake ? not to mention children?s cooking, festive foods, pickles and preserves.