Winter is the perfect time to put on those Christmas pajamas and bake some delicious festive treats. On the blog today, it’s time to buckle down, turn on your favorite Christmas tunes, and get to baking. There are a lot of flavorful treats to bake, especially in the winter. In order to be successful, a fully stocked pantry is key. Luckily for you, we have made a list of six staple ingredients to keep in your pantry this winter for all your baking needs.
01. Vanilla Extract
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Vanilla extract is a must-have for everything you bake. The fabulous taste that vanilla extract adds to any dessert is what makes this ingredient incredibly popular. Not only does it add flavor, but it enhances other flavors at the same time. If you haven’t started adding vanilla extract to your recipes, you are missing out!
02. Chocolate Chips
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Between the cookies, bars, bread, and cakes, you’re going to want to add chocolate chips. These are obviously a fan favorite, and you’ll be grateful you had some chocolate chips ready to use in your pantry this winter.
03. Powdered Sugar
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Ah, powdered sugar. It is the perfect finishing touch for plenty of desserts. Even looking at this photo of delicious lemon bread with a powdered-sugar crust makes our mouths water. If you’re looking to up your baking game, make sure to stock up on this staple ingredient!
04. Light Brown Sugar
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Brown sugar is used so often in baking cookies that we couldn’t make a list of staple baking ingredients without it. By adding brown sugar, your cookies will be extra soft, chewy, and moist.
05. All-Purpose Flour
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Just as the name suggests, all-purpose flour is for everything. Pretty much used in any baking recipe, stocking up on some all-purpose flour is always a great idea.
06. Corn Starch
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Corn starch is used as a thickening ingredient. If you’re baking something with a thicker crumb, corn starch will give you that extra strength and density that you’ll need!
These ingredients are used in a multitude of ways. There is the opportunity to have cookies, pies, cakes, toffee, and muffins galore! By keeping these staple ingredients in your pantry this winter, you’ll be ready for any craving that comes your way.