Building your first Pantry
When buying ingredients necessary to become a successful baker. Its important that you have a stock of ingredients on-hand rather that have frequent trips to the supermarket. To make it easier to the novice baker, we have listed out the most common ingredients you need to have in your pantry. The first part are ingredients that doesn’t require refrigeration. Make sure you store these in a dry area and in air tight containers.
- Flour- All purpose flour and cake flour
- Baking Power and Baking soda
- Instant yeast
- Sugar- Granulated regular white sugar. Confectioner’s sugar and brown sugar
- Chocolate- Unsweetened cocoa powder and chocolate chips
- Table Salt
- Vegetable oil
- Nuts-Almonds, Cashews and Peanuts.
- Spices- Cinnamon, Nutmeg, All spice and ginger
These are ingredients also that needs to be stored in the refrigerator to avoid it from spoiling quickly and these are:
- Unsalted Butter
- Cream-Heavy cream or all-purpose cream
- Cream cheese
- Vanilla Extract
- Whole milk and condensed milk
- Cream of tartar
- Peanut butter
- Dried fruits- Raisins, Apricots, peaches
Now that we have covered the basic must haves for your pantry. Maintaining your pantry is easy if you follow these simple tips
-Label and date your ingredients. All you need is a masking tape and a marker. Make sure you put the date when you purchased that ingredient.
-Store common items together for easier access. Group the sugars and flours together (separate containers of course).
-Pick a location that is dry and cool. A dark area away for light is also recommended.
We hope that this blog is informative and helps spark an interest in this skill. The Bailiwick Academy has an online class in baking. So be sure to check it out! 🙂
As always please leave a comment or any suggestions of future topics you would like us to cover. You can also check out our other blog post/s here.
The Bailiwick Team