my mother (if I ever spoke to her) would be ashamed - we had nothing but home baked goodies, cakes, bisuicts, flapjacks, scones, pies - the lot. I can throw a crumble together - but that's as far as my abilities go.....
op - did you catch that Baking Made Easy show on BBC2 last night? Its the first of a series I think. Great for those starting out with baking. Catch it on iplayer or next week if you've time, I think it was on about 8.30pm
- eggs - dark chocolate/choc chips - nuts ( God I love nuts! Sainsbo's have a good selection in their baking section - pistachios, almonds - ground, flaked, blanched etc, hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts, macadamias etc ). I am ashamed to admit I have an entire shelf of nuts for baking.
Also get some equipment if you don't already have:
- 2 x 20cm sandwich tins for cakes - electric whisk - palette knife or just flat butter knife - greaseproof paper