Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Pantry List: Baking

So, here it is.. a list of items that I always keep on hand. If you choose to fill your pantry with these items be sure to only purchase items that you will use.

Whole Wheat Flour
All-purpose Flour
Light Brown Sugar
Granulated Sugar
Powdered Sugar (I only restock during the Holidays, unless I have a special occasion)
Baking Powder
Baking Soda
Quick Oats - I use the Quick oats, mainly due to my children will not eat the others. The texture is much different when cooked for a cereal.
Corn Meal
Butter - Real Butter - I buy it on sale and place it in the freezer, Note: Butter is fresh for 1 month in the refrigerator, 3 months in the freezer. I tend to not keep it longer than 6 weeks in the freezer.
Vegetable oil
Shortening - I only use this with select recipes, my son is allergic to dairy, so butter is out.

I have several other ingredients in my pantry, but these are my basics! I tend to purchase things like chocolate chips and other baking additives when needed. This helps to keep products fresh and of great quality.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks Jenn! Good to know about the butter.... I keep it in the fridge much longer than that. Never really thought about the "shelf" life.