Scene: You’re bopping along to whatever silly music you have playing in your kitchen, or youtube video playing as you read through a recipe and start gathering everything you need to make a delicious treat. Whatever your making could be just for you, or it could be imperative to your coworkers birthday the next day, or a pot-luck that you are leaving for first thing in the morning.
Then. It. Happens.
You are missing a half cup of SOMETHING. Your milk went bad, someone made eggs without telling you.
Complete. Crisis. Mode. And you totally don’t know your neighbors, so that “borrow a cup of sugar” action will not work here.
It’s okay. I’m here to help. For next time at least.
Here is a handy list of things to check for before you go all in on your batch of whatever.
- Flour – check the type too!
- Sugar – brown, confectioners and white (granulated)
- Baking soda
- Cocoa Powder
- Sour cream
- Milk – buttermilk, heavy cream, soy/almond/lactaid. Just check it.
- Chocolate Chips
Be warned! I have on more than one occasion, thought that I had the correct amount of ingredients for all of these things, and then it turns out it had either
- Gone bad
- Not been enough for the recipe
- Been used the last time I started baking without looking to see what ingredients I had
Add your own in the comments – I love horror stories, or what you managed to do as a workaround so you didn’t have to go out again!