Part of the fun in baking is knowing something about the ingredients we use. It is so easy to pop down to the store and buy another packet of whatever it is you need, but there is a lot of work that goes into getting a fresh, reliable product on the shelf ready for your masterly creation. This section of the site looks at several of the ingredients we use helping you to appreciate what goes into it and, perhaps, giving you a tale or two to tell at the tea table!
Sugar and molasses
Fats and Oils
Butter & Shortening
All about Trans Fats & why butter is good for you.
Ginger, that most versatile of spices, has an interesting background. Ginger
The truth about oats and oatflakes and why home made oatmeal based cookies are good for you. Oats
Go to the top of this page to read about the ingredients used.