Did you know the Amish sell Tapioca Starch? They are fine purveyors of a variety of baking powders.
Powder plays a big role in baking. Flour is a powder. So is, well, baking powder.
Once you really get going, though, there’s a lot more powders.
There’s more flours: Cake, bread, AP.
There’s potato starch and tapioca starch.
There’s sugar and brown sugar and powdered sugar. And raw sugar.
You start making your own syrups.
What happens is you have a lot of powders and other things you need to keep in the cupboard. It’s very helpful if these things can stack or otherwise be easy to transport.
(I get all this powder from local farm stores of all places – the Amish are great sources of various starches)
Powder is already quite heavy, so it is not the worst thing to have a heavy container.
What I find works very well are canning jars. I do not have a preferred brand – but I am sure that will change.
These jars can be a very real pain for some. They imagine the lids and bands and the spilling capability.
Luckily, there is a lovely alternative.
The world makes reusable screw-on lids!
While they are rubbish for canning, they are incredible for storage. They also keep your pickles from spilling.
They sell metal, but I find plastic easier to keep clean. I am also boring, so I like plain grey.
But they come in many colors. There’s a technicolor dreamcoat of storage.
If you’re inclined, you can color code. I prefer a label maker.
Of course, you may have to deal with loved ones who aren’t part of baking world. “What the hell do you need special flour for? My bread turns out fine!”
It doesn’t, Bevy. It’s terrible bread.
Tapioca starch can be a harder sell. But it’s very inexpensive, so why not?