Do Common Baking Staples Expire?

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It’s that wonderful time of the year again, when we start to pull out our baking supplies, and get ready to make some Christmas cookies and cakes and other delicious holiday treats. And if you step inside anyone’spantry, you’ll find most if not all the necessarybaking essentials. But the question is:how long have they been sitting in that cupboard?

Whether you’re an avid baker or someone who gets an occasional craving forhomemade cookies, it’s important to know how to keep those staple ingredients fresh so you can use them for as long as possible, because using expired baking ingredients can greatly alter the taste and texture of your sweet treats.

But before you start tossing food away, here are a few things to look out for to see if they need to be replaced, or can still be used.

Does Flour Expire?

While flour isconsidered to be non-perishable, it…

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