The most common mistake that most people make when storing their baking ingredients is placing them in the same cabinets or shelves as their every day items. The result is a crowded food storage situation that often leads to wasting time, money and energy.
If you’re like me, making a sweet treat is a bi-monthly ritual not an everyday thing. The easiest way to overcome your baking supply clutter, is to store your baking or hardly used ingredients, in an accessible yet out of the dailies way. Read ahead to see my tips on how to store your baking supplies!
Avoid mismatched, bulky or flimsy storage solutions. The key to maximizing any space is to streamline the containers so that they can stack easily and fill up (but not completely) the shelf space. Simple mason jars like these make it much easier to see all your ingredients and stack nicely. There are countless ways to label a glass jar for added benefit.
Store all of your baking spices and extracts, like clove and cardamom, in a simple black wire basket so that they are out of high traffic areas but not out of sight. Btw, my favorite ingredients come from Simply Organic available on Thrive Market!
I label my jars with a wine glass writer to give them a fun, customized look.
French terrines are another pretty food storage option as well as these stunning gems from Food 52. I find that glass food storage is the best for overall food flavor preservation. I’ve had first hand experience with plastic leaching into flours and sugars so please be aware before buying any plastic containers claiming to BPA free. These also come in handy for anything that you tend to buy in bulk.
If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know how much I express that cooking is one of my many self-soothing activities. I’m always looking for gluten-free and organic recipes to whip up, so leave a comment with some of your favs and I will give it a go!