I'm fairly new to the baking scene. Although I'm Scottish I have a love of American baked goods and would love to recreate some of them for friends and family. If possible, could people recommend some simple, yet effective recipes that I could start out on? I'm thinking proper homemade brownies, cupcakes with REAL American frosting (not horrible British icing), granola bars, homemade cookies...anything that you would cook yourself that wouldn't completely overwhelm me.
I'd be really appreciative of any recipes that you'd share with me!