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How to keep baking supplies fresh

Your baking supplies are the ingredients with which you can create delicious magic! The key to baking high quality desserts is in using supplies that are high quality and fresh as well. Often we end up being a bit negligent about storing our baking supplies, which ends up spoiling their quality. Given below are a few tips on how you can keep your baking supplies fresh and in good condition for a long time.

Eggs: make sure you retain the carton in which the eggs came in. Store the eggs in their carton in your fridge. The carton will keep it from rolling around each time you open your fridge.

Flour: The best way to store flour is in an airtight container. This will keep the humidity away, and will also keep it protected from bugs. However, remember that flours always come with an expiration date. So, if you haven’t baked in a long while, then be sure to check the date before using it. If you’re using whole wheat flour, then you must be even more careful as these have a shorter shelf life than all purpose flour.

Sugar: Always store sugar away from moisture, as it tends to clump it up. Air tight containers are your best bet. Keeping it in a cool, dry place will keep it fresh for long. Also, don’t keep it near strong smelling spices, as that smell can get imbibed in the sugar.

Baking soda & baking powder: It’s best to store these both in lidded containers in a cool, dry place. This will keep it in good condition for long.

Nuts & chocolates: These are better stored in the fridge. The cold will keep them fresh for longer.

Vanilla/Chocolate Extracts: You can easily store these in room temperature, in a cool and dark place. These usually have a long shelf life.

So there you go! Store your supplies well and bake away! Get high-quality baking supplies on Gourmet Pecan Man. Place your order now!