If you didn’t think it was possible, you were wrong; being green and baking can work hand in hand.
It all begins when you go to the supermarket; the first thing to remember is to make a list of all the things you need in order to avoid making any other trips. This will save you time and petrol. You should also buy in large quantities as this will save on packaging. Oh, and don’t forget to take your own reusable shopping bags!
You should also invest in a compost bin. Whilst you’re baking, save any eggshells, fruit peels, and anything else that’s similar, and add it to the compost bin. This avoids adding to landfill sites and you’ll eventually be rewarded with your own soilso there is no need to buy it.
At the shops, always look for the green sign and buy organic products. This goes a long way towards helping to save the planet as organic food is grown without chemical pesticides or fertilizers, which is good for both the body and the earth. Try baking with organic sugar and flour; it is no different from the normal flour and sugar you might usually purchase, so you’ll still be able to make the perfect granary bread and wholemeal bread.
Be oven wise, and save energy; the next time you are baking, use a timer to see how long it takes for your oven to pre-heat and only put it on at the specific time before baking. Pull out all the ingredients you need from the fridge at once as this will avoid multiple trips to open the fridge door, therefore making it work harder. And remember, the more well-stocked your fridge is, the cooler everything will be. This is because when you open the fridge door, there will be less space for warm air to go in, resulting in less work for your fridge.
So, before you begin to bake, remember these things and remember that it is possible to be a green baker!