Important Baking Ingredients for the Festive Season

The festive season is here and most people will be standing in front of the stove and baking their favourite treats. This is the time when people bake their own cookies, cakes and bread from scratch because they tend to have more control of the flavour. When you decide to bake, ensure that you have the list of ingredients beforehand to avoid disappointment.

When you have a recipe with all the correct ingredients then baking will be a breeze. Most of the ingredients that you need can be found at your nearest cash and carry wholesaler. In addition, ensure that you always check the expiry date on the packaging so that your recipe won’t flop. Baking with expired ingredients can be disastrous to your recipe.

Flour is one of the most important ingredients to stock up on as it is the main ingredient for the dough. There are a variety of flours available in different packaging sizes. Cake flour is normally used for cakes, biscuits and other savoury treats, whereas wheat flour can be used to make bread, muffins and bread rolls. Baking would not be possible without yeast or baking powder, as these are also key ingredients in making the dough rise to the correct size or height. These two ingredients are available in tins or refill packets.

To ensure that whatever you bake comes out perfectly and sweet, sugar is also needed. The fine Selati sugar is normally used for a smooth batter and perfectly baked products. Sugar is not only used for making the cake sweet on the inside, it can also be used for decorating it on the outside. Vanilla essence is another ingredient that adds flavour and keeps the moisture inside your baked products. Robertsons and Royal baking brands offer these quality key ingredients in their range which are readily available from your wholesaler in sachets, packets or tins. In their range, a variety of essences are available in different colours or flavours.

Milk and water makes the dough either tough or runny depending on the baked goods you are making. Eggs are also needed in most recipes but some people opt for eggless cakes and cookies these days. Not everything you bake will need these ingredients, but stocking up on all these key ingredients will save you time in driving around to source them. You could get everything under one roof at your local wholesaler.

The chances are that you could possibly get everything you need in one aisle at your local store which will make your trip so much easier. Happy baking and enjoy the festive season.

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