Baking cupboard essentials can leave some people baffled. They just don’t understand how, or why I have a separate cupboard just for my baking ingredients. I keep a check-list on the inside of the door which is like an inventory of the things I have in and the things I need to replenish. It’s really quite nerdy but I love to bake and I must spend about £25 a month just on baking cupboard essentials such as flour, sugar & parchment paper. My list is quite in depth but I have a cycle which means I don’t need to fill the cupboard in one go. If I did that, it would cost me quite a lot more.
I’ve left my baking cupboard essentials list below which contains the absolute bare minimum on which my delicious loveliness can be created. The ingredients that I simply can’t live without on top of the usual savoury, main meal kind of shopping. I must confess, I am a bit of a shopping freak when it comes to baking. As if you didn’t know that already, I just admitted to having a cupboard filled with baking ingredients. It’s not a small cupboard either, OK, it’s two! But what’s a cupboard between friends?
I do buy more with the usual monthly food shop but that is strictly extra things like croissant dough and ready to bake items along with packet mixes for experimenting. They don’t count, because they don’t always work. I do take that into account though and I only buy extra things when I can afford them. We don’t go without anything to make sure we have them, I bake enough nice things anyway! I don’t like to be short on baking ingredients as I’m trying to cut out all processed food. If I make it myself, I can eat it! At least I know what’s gone into it.
So, here it is. My baking cupboard essentials list. The stuff that I just can’t live without, the foodstuff that keeps me sane. Baking and creating new recipes could not happen without them. You would not be able to recreate my recipes without them either. With that in mind, I’m giving one lucky reader the chance to win a £25 supermarket voucher (Tesco, Asda, Morrisons or Sainsbury’s) so they can fill their cupboards with the baking essentials. It’s going to be Chrimbletide before we know it, so it’s best to stock up now! You know the drill by now, just complete the gleam widget below, cross your fingers and hope for the best. Good luck everybody!