Baking Basics


Baking can be fun & very rewarding, keep a section of your storecupboard stocked with these baking basics (below) & you can whip up a simple sponge or some delicious biscuits whenever you fancy! As with your regular storecupboard build it up gradually adding ingredients as you improve your baking skills! 


Plain flour

Self Raising flour

Caster Sugar

Baking powder

Bicarbonate of Soda

Vanilla Extract, I must stress DO NOT buy vanilla essence, it's artificial & won't taste the same at all! Extract is more expensive but it is worth getting a good one, your baking will be all the better for it!

Golden syrup

Dried fruit, sultanas & raisins are the usual ones to keep in

Cocoa powder

Chocolate chips, milk, plain & white