Along with your holiday food shopping this November, buy baking basics to add to your food storage such as flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, brownie, and cake mixes. In 2020, there was a flour shortage because people were baking more at home during the pandemic. Learn to keep extra food on your shelf for a time of scarcity.
Buy Food Storage Baking Basics
Buy flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, brownie, and cake mixes. Next month we’ll gather sugars and honey, but if you really need them you could buy them now. You’ll find great prices in November leading up to Thanksgiving.
- When you first buy flour, put it in a plastic bag in your refrigerator for a few days to kill any weevil bugs. Then store it in a sealed container in your pantry, fridge or freezer.
- Bags of white flour have a 1-year pantry shelf-life.
- Wheat flour has a 1-to-3 month shelf-life and stores best refrigerated or frozen.
- Iodized salt is essential for our bodies since we can’t produce iodine ourselves. I buy salt with iodine for baking, and sea salt for our table food. Salt has an indefinite shelf life if kept dry in a dark cupboard.
- A 1-year supply of salt for an adult = 8 lbs.
- You can buy 10-year shelf-life white flour in #10 cans for $5.38 (2022) from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Keeping flour in cans protects it from bugs and other critters. Find locations to purchase here.
- A 1-year supply of flour for an adult = 48 lbs. or 12 #10 cans. Adjust amounts for children: Age 3 and under, 50%; 4-6, 70%; 7-10, 90%; 11 and up 100%.
I hope you buy the food storage baking basics you need. As you pray to know what to get, you will find the answers you seek.
Best wishes and be happy,
The Food Storage Organizer
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