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I’m finding a lot of recipes on this site that I’d like to try but there’s always an ingredient or two I don’t have. Do people that bake a lot have a standard list of what they stock at home or do you purchase specific items for specific recipes?


Posted by mom7108, 30th July 2015


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  • Most recipes will require something extra. There’s no way your pantry will be stocked with everything all the time. I usually have flour, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract…..


  • I agree with mom109229


  • I do have a list of staples that I always have in my cupboard. But I usually need one or 2 other things for specific recipes, especially if they’re new


  • I have plain flour, self-raising flour, bi-carbonate of soda, baking powder, cocoa power, dessicated coconut, icing sugar, caster sugar, plain sugar, brown sugar, golden syrup, and honey are the main ones.


  • Flour and sugar are always in my pantry!


  • I am a keen baker and cook and always have staples on hand. I do like to go out and hunt for extra items too. Having a standard stocked pantry is a good idea as inspiration can hit at any moment.


  • I love baking :) I always have certain things stocked in my pantry like plain and sr flour, baking powder, vanilla extract, maple syrup, dates, almond meal (or almonds to make into meal), carnation milk, coconut milk, honey, oats, cocoa and all sorts of spices and sugars. I make cakes quite a bit so I also have various coloured fondants and other cake decorating things. Always have eggs and butter in the fridge too :)


  • Depending what you normally bake, cinnamon is another common one to have on hand. Salt flakes/rock salt is also useful with all the salted caramel recipes around these days.


  • i always have stuff to make cupcakes lol


  • I always have plain flour, sr flour, vanilla essence, sugar, bi carb and choc chips in the cupboard. Anything else I buy as required. I also always have butter and eggs in the fridge :)


  • I have a massive pantry & I like to bake so I always have SR Flour, Plain Flour, Pizza Flour, Cornflour, Caster Sugar, Raw Sugar, Brown Sugar, Coconut, Icing Sugar, BiCarb, Vanilla, Patty Cases, Flavouring, Food Dyes, Frosting Toppings such as sprinkles, Dried Fruits, Cocoa, Nuts, Oats. In the fridge is Dark/White/Normal Chocolates, eggs, yeast & Unsalted Butter.


  • I have flour, all types, different sugars, choc chips, dessicated coconut.
    I have my go to recipes for baking that i make often.
    If i am making something different I will have to buy it especially.


  • I love baking. I always have in my pantry: plain flour, self raising flour, bicarb, baking soda, condensed milk, desiccated coconut, castor sugar, white sugar, brown sugar, cornflour, puff pastry in the freezer, vanilla essence/extract/pods, food colouring, nuts, chocolate white/milk/dark drops, icing sugar, un salted butter, rough oats, cocoa. There is also a bit of space for some normal food as well.


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