Saturday, October 15, 2011

{31 Days to a Functional Kitchen} Day 15: Baking Supplies

Today we are going to review the supplies that should be kept on hand for baking.  This way, you can always whip together a dessert or treat on short notice.

Pantry Items
  • Flour - All purpose
  • Flour - Bread, Cake, Alternate Flours (if necessary for your diet)
  • Sugar - White Granulated
  • Sugar - Brown (light, dark or both)
  • Sugar - Powdered
  • Liquid Sweeteners - Honey, Corn Syrup, Molasses
  • Baking Soda
  • Baking Powder
  • Extracts - Vanilla, Almond, Peppermint, Lemon, etc.
  • Cornstarch
  • Yeast
  • Salt
  • Baking Chips - Chocolate, Butterscotch, Vanilla
  • Sprinkles / Sugars
  • Cupcake Liners
  • Parchment Paper
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Cream Cheese
Of course, if you really want a go-to, last minute dessert, you kitchen should never be without...
  • Cake Mixes (chocolate, vanilla, yellow, etc.)
  • Canned Frosting (chocolate, vanilla, cream cheese)
  • Brownie Mix (Ghiradelli and Betty Crocker are my favorites)
  • Cookie Mix (Betty Crocker is my favorite)
  • Marshmallows & Rice Krispies
I could go on and on. I also like to keep some key canned goods on hand...
  • pie filling
  • pumpkin puree
  • canned pineapple
  • evaporated milk 
  • sweet and condensed milk.
What are your must have that you always have on hand?  Is there a special ingredient for one of your favorite recipes that you can't live without?

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