For the husband's birthday I decided to make a strawberry cake. The recipe I chose required 3 cups of self-rising flour. As I was making my grocery list, I wanted to be sure I had self-rising flour before I did or did not buy any at the store. [We all know that this is how we end up with 3 containers of nutmeg that we rediscover every Thanksgiving]. I went to my baking cupboard to investigate.
And this is what I found:
1 and 1/2 bags of almond flour. Why did I buy that second pound?
Plastic container of all-purpose flour. Okay, I knew that was there.
1/4 full bag of all-purpose flour that didn't fit in plastic container. No real surprise.
Second 1/4 full bag of all-purpose flour. Why do I do these things? At least it was a different brand and may have been unbleached.
Box of cake flour. Would this work if I can't find my self-rising flour?
Nearly full bag at the back that I thought for sure was the self-rising flour- whole wheat flour. When did I even use this?
The 7th and final container of flour contained in my baking cupboard - self-rising flour. Victory!!
New goal: bake more breads and other carbo-loaded foods. Possibly investigate recipes that call for whole wheat almond cake flour.
Since I don't eat many baked goods these days, I am taking requests for homemade goodies. I also anticipate flooding the office break room with baked goods until I reach a more modest level of supplies in the cupboard. Given that the cupboard also holds agave, honey and 4 different kinds of cane sugar, how they all even fit in there is a mystery in itself.