There are some key ingredients which are handing to have in your kitchen cupboards, ready for when the baking bug strikes!
Self-Raising Flour is a must for cakes. You can get wholemeal self-raising flour if you like a little extra fibre or enjoy the slightly nuttier taste
Plain Flour is great for Pancakes and Yorkshire Puddings and for making sauces and thickening stews and casseroles
Strong Flour and Dried Yeast sachets to make bread
Baking Powder helps cakes rise well
Vanilla Essence gives baking that delicous vanilla taste
Caster Sugar is a finer sugar than granulated and great for cakes and biscuits
Demerara sugar is brown and great for flapjacks and Carrot cake
Soft Brown sugar is great in cookies and Flapjack
Golden Syrup is great drizzled on pancakes and in Flapjacks as well as in chocolate chip cookies and syrup sponge
Icing Sugar is used for making icing and can be blended with butter to make butter cream or with water to make glace icing. If you add cream cheese it will become a great topping for carrot cake
Cherries, Sultanas, Currants, Raisins or Dried mixed fruit are all great for making scones or fruit loaf
Sprinkles to decorate cakes and buns
Bun Cases (or Muffin Cases) to make buns and muffins
Gluten Free Flours (optional)
There are gluten free flours available now, look on the free-from aisle in supermarkets or at good food stores.