Food People Picks: Top 10 Baker's Pantry Items

What you need on hand to make fabulous cookies, cakes, biscuits and other tempting baked treats.

Related To:

  1. Baking Soda – leavening agent essential for baking and also cleaning and putting out grease fires

  2. Baking Powder – another leavening agent

  3. All-Purpose White Flour – makes pancakes, biscuits and so much more

  4. Whole-Wheat Flour – adds protein and fiber to baked goods

  5. Granulated Sugar – basic sweetener

  6. Brown Sugar – another cooking and baking sweetener

  7. Pure Vanilla Extract – a rich, nutty flavoring for many desserts

  8. Eggs – always have at least six in the fridge

  9. Chocolate – baker's and semisweet, plus cocoa powder

  10. Butter – unsalted

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