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!
Self Raising flour
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!
Dried fruit, sultanas & raisins are the usual ones to keep in
Chocolate chips, milk, plain & white