I like to think that my kitchen is almost always ready for my next baking endeavor. I have a “baking box” of backup supplies on hand at any given time. These baking staples are simple, inexpensive, and good to have on hand (even if you aren’t baking).
Baking Staples For Your Pantry & Fridge
- A variety of flours. I generally have All Purpose Flour and Whole Wheat Flour on hand. There’s also bread flour and gluten free flour and so many other options.
- Brown Sugar.
- Butter. To be honest, I have never noticed a huge difference between using salted and unsalted butter. Costco had a good deal, so I keep the extra in my freezer.
- Unsweetened Cocoa
- Baking Soda. You should really just always have baking soda in your home. It has SO MANY USES.
- Baking Powder
- Salt. Seriously people. If your kitchen doesn’t have salt, what are you doing?
- Powdered sugar
Baking Staples For Your Kitchen
I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites for these staples. Products I’ve picked will last with their quality without breaking the bank.
- Silicone Baking Mats. These are amazing! For me, they keep the bottom of my cookies soft and they’re better for the environment (than aluminum foil or parchment paper).
- Silicone Spatulas. You should have a wide variety of sizes of these. I have normal size ones (I got 4 for $2 at Walmart one day), and then I have a mini set that’s great for eggs or icing.
- Cooling rack
- Baking sheets
- 9×13 pan. Depending on what you bake, you could get a beautiful, decorative pan, or just a nice simple one. One thing I wish I had is a pan with a lid. Makes transport and storage much easier.
- Bread loaf pan
- Cupcake/Muffin pan
- Decorative cupcake/muffin liners. These are available in disposable or silicone reusable options.
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Mixing bowls
- Mixing utensils. Depending on what you’re making, you may want some wooden spoons, a whisk, a hand mixer…it just depends. While we’re on the topic of whisks, don’t get silicone for your bigger whisks. They’re flimsy. I’ve never had success using my large silicone whisk. The small one is great.
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