Make Baking Easy
Whether you’re new to baking or are a professional pastry chef, there is one thing to keep in mind: your baked goods will only ever be as good as your ingredients. To create truly high-quality baked goods, you need the right tools for the job. That’s why we strive to provide you with all the baking supplies you need at your fingertips.
Not only do we stock a wide range of products, but we also aim to stock as many organic, vegan, and/or environmentally sourced products as we can find. This way you can ensure that absolutely everything you’re putting into your baked goods is good for you and aligns with your diet and lifestyle.
If you’re completely new to baking and would like to start easy, we have a wide range of bread and cake mixes for you to get started with. From organic pancake mix to gluten-free naan bread mix and all manner of delicious sweet treat mixes for chocolate brownies, cookies, bliss balls and more, there is something here for every new baker.
Sugar vs Sweeteners
The age-old debate: Is it healthier to use sugars or sweeteners? There have been plenty of myths and misinformation passed around about both sugars and sweeteners over the years. When it comes down to choosing which is ‘healthier’, it really depends on a whole range of factors, from the sugar or sweetener in question to your own health and body. What we aim to do is to provide you with ethically sourced, organic sugars and sweeteners so that, whether you choose to use sweeteners or sugars in your baking, you know that you’re getting the best quality ingredient possible.
If you want to buy organic raw sugar, there are more options to choose from than just your run of the mill organic cane sugar. We currently stock a wide range of raw sugar, organic and ethically sourced, including Rapadura sugar, coconut sugar, panela, molasses, brown sugar, and icing sugar.
You also have your pick when it comes to organic sweeteners. Our range of sweeteners includes organic rice syrup, ginger syrup, maple sugar, pure maple syrup, monk fruit sweetener, green leaf stevia, natural xylitol, natural erythritol, and a range of organic and raw kinds of honey including macadamia honey.
When it comes to baking chocolatey goodness, you have probably heard the debate over whether cocoa, cacao, or carob is the best chocolate flavour to go with. Let’s break down what each of them is and the differences between the three.
The most commonly used of the three is cocoa powder, which is what you will generally find in most supermarkets. This powder is made from beans that have been fermented, roasted, and processed at high temperatures. This results in a less bitter flavour and deeper colour than cacao.
Cacao is similar to cocoa except for a few steps in the process. Though cacao beans are fermented, they are not roasted and never exposed to high temperatures like cocoa is. This means that they retain some of that bitter flavour and keep the nutritional value that is lost to cocoa due to the roasting and high temperatures.
Carob is often considered a healthy substitute for chocolate. It can be used in much the same way as cocoa or cacao products are. The main difference in taste is that Carob is less rich and chocolatey but sweeter than cocoa and cacao. It also doesn’t contain any caffeine.
Here at Doorstep Organics, we stock all three so that no matter your chocolate preference, you will have the tools to start baking!
For more information on the differences and similarities, click here.
For a long time, if you had a gluten allergy or intolerance and you were interested in baking you were out of luck. There just wasn’t the range of gluten-free products and information available to substitute into recipes and recreate your favourite desserts. Now things are different, and we aim to stock our shelves with a wide variety of gluten-free baking products so that you can enjoy baking and baked goods, no matter your dietary restrictions.
Our range of gluten-free flours covers a lot of ground to suit all your baking needs. Not only do we stock mixed flours that simulate both plain and self-raising flour, but we also stock a range of other flours that are perfect for gluten-free baking and experimenting. These include rice flours, quinoa flour, flaxseed meal, LSC, and more.
If you want your gluten-free baked goods to rise and have the chewy, tender texture that gluten baked goods have, Xanthan Gum is your best friend. It is a plant-based thickening and stabilizing agent that emulsifies and gives the baked good elasticity and viscosity. In this way, it acts a lot like gluten, making it the perfect substitute in gluten-free baking.
When it comes to healthy, sustainable and ethical baking, it’s important to think beyond just the ingredients you use. There are plenty of single-use products involved in baking that people don’t even think about using that can impact your health and the environment.
Products such as baking paper, cupcake liners, and aluminium foil are oftentimes produced unsustainably, are bleached, and aren’t always recyclable. We strive to stock alternatives to these traditional products that are sustainable, natural, vegan, and won’t negatively impact your health or the environment. This way you can ensure that your entire baking experience is a positive one for both you and the world around you.
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