Baking is close to our hearts at the Australian Women’s Weekly Test Kitchen. Over the decades we have created thousands of recipes for cakes, brownies, scones, slices plus all manner of doughs and pastries. Over time, many of these have been tweaked and adapted as trends and tastes evolve, resulting in more than one delectable version on file. For this book, we revisited Test Kitchen classics such as brownies and apple pie, to compare their multiple versions. After much tasting, and a staff vote, we developed a best-ever version based on our favourite characteristics in each one.