Whether baking a cake, cookies or pies (and other delicious desserts as well), certain ingredients show up as the basic essentials for the start of most recipes. Having these on hand will save you the troubles of remembering to buy them but will also allow you to whip something up whenever the mood strikes.
Flour. Having a large bag of flour on hand is often the best way to go when buying for baking. Flour is used to not only leaven items but also to stop dough’s from sticking to surfaces. Rub flour lightly on a rolling pin before rolling out dough to help keep it together and off the pin. Generally, the choice of flour is up to you and there are several varieties to choose from.