Baking stash: Ingredients

Where I store some of my baking items and goods.

Recently, some friends tagged me about what are the essentials for baking for a beginners. That got me to thinking – I have shared recipes and even reviewed equipment but I never shared about my kitchen layout or what I have stocked (or hidden away).

I can’t say that my current kitchen layout is the best – I take food pictures on my dining table in another room because the lighting and space is better, most of the cooking is done right next to the sink on either the stovetop or oven and prep work is done on a small (aka prep) table (formerly my dining table when I was living in Switzerland). I have stuff stored everywhere – machines and gadgets are mostly in boxes and hidden under the prep table or above the wall cabinets. Baking trays and pans are in the cupboard where we store our dishes, glasses, serving plates, etc. Dried fruit, nuts and chocolate chips are stored in the wall cabinet while the spices, flour, flavours and sugars are out in the pantry shelving behind/next the kitchen door (above pic).

So in random order, here is a list of the items I have for baking (savoury or sweet dishes):

Pantry goods

  • Cake flour (Type 45)
  • All purpose flour (Type 55)
  • Bread flour (Type 65 and above)
  • Buckwheat flour
  • Corn flour
  • Rice flour
  • Glutinous rice flour
  • Arrowroot flour
  • Soy meal, homemade
  • Coconut flour
  • Almond nibs, slices and chunks
  • Dark chocolate/Bittersweet chocolate
  • Cocoa powder
  • Chocolate chips
  • Dessicated coconut
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Cream of tartar
  • Yeast – instant
  • GDL
  • Lye water
  • Vanilla extract
  • Vanilla bean
  • Orange flower water
  • Sugar – white/caster, brown, muscovado, molasses, palm, coconut
  • Syrup – maple, agave
  • Honey
  • Rose wine
  • Brandy
  • Cointreau
  • Colouring


  • Oregano
  • Fennel
  • Cumin
  • Pepper – black & white
  • Cinnamon – ground & bark
  • Nutmeg
  • Cloves
  • Star anise
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Bay leaf
  • Basil
  • Ginger
  • Tajine mix
  • Mexican mix
  • Provence herb mix
  • Saffron
  • Onion
  • Ginger
  • Garlic powder
  • Garlic salt
  • Guacamole mix
  • Grill-barbeque mix
  • Ground turmeric
  • Whole cardamon
  • Paella mix
  • Four spice mix
  • Five spice mix

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