Looking for low-cost baking ideas
July 10, 2011 12:46 PM Subscribe
What are some tips or recipes for saving money on home baking?
posted by GraceCathedral to Food & Drink (26 answers total) 42 users marked this as a favorite
I like baking cookies, muffins, and bread for myself and my co-workers. But since I'm also trying to save money, I sometimes run out of the more pricey ingredients, like butter or chocolate chips. I'm looking for metafilter recommendations for baked goods that can be made with cheap pantry staples.
For instance, I love this molasses cookie recipe
because it's one of the only cookie recipes I've found that tastes rich without butter.
Similarly, I love no-knead bread
, which uses only a tiny amount of yeast (so my yeast supplies last longer).
I'm also interested in substitution tips - for instance, substituting powdered milk for regular milk or milk+vinegar for buttermilk.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions you can provide!