Where else would you keep your baking supplies?

You can bake this classic banana bread with ingredients from your pantry,

19 thoughts on “Where else would you keep your baking supplies?”

  1. the implication is that it’s stuff you already have, rather than having to make a special shop for things.

  2. I wonder how many homes still have a pantry, in the sense of a separate cool room in which to keep food, rather than a fridge, a freezer and cupboards in the kitchen and/or utility room?

  3. the implication is that it’s stuff you already have, rather than having to make a special shop for things.

    And it actually calls for more ingredients than your basic banana bread recipe. That’s the part you can’t make up.

  4. Our cupboard under the stairs, with a tiled floor, makes a pretty good pantry/wine cellar.

    What we don’t have is the sort of larder my mother had, and a meat safe on the outside northern wall.

  5. Proler than thou, I don’t have a pantry. Just a fridge and a cupboard above it in the kitchen.

    I have a laundry room! My washing machine is in the cellar under the kitchen.

  6. Both houses I lived in as a kid had a pantry, and it was never called a larder. The boiler room in my house now might have been a larder in a previous age (larder as I’m dahhn sahhf 🙂)

  7. Pantry vs larder. My mother had both, pantry of the south wall, larder on the north. Larder cool with tiled shelves and floor, pantry drier with wooden. Pantry with cubby hole above for small children to hide in and later to make liquorice drinks in. Bliss it was etc.

  8. Tim Worstall said
    “None of the people we know are prole enough not to have a pantry, surely?”

    We have one, but our hovel is 18th century. Think it depends on when your house was built. 1960s probably the last ones to have a pantry?

    But then that’s just rephrasing your statement; “None of the people we know are prole enough not to have a modern house, surely?”

  9. Dennis: Oppressor, Warmonger, Capitalist and Consumer of Petroleum Products

    If you’re short of any particular ingredient, you can pad out the recipe with toilet roll.

    Right now steak is easier to find and often cheaper than toilet paper.

  10. A pantry is a very useful thing to have. Ideal for storing cheese and other things which don’t want to be fridge cold, nor to be at the temperature of a modern home. Likewise a cellar.

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  11. Bloke in North Dorset

    My first Army quarter (‘85) had one and it was very useful. they weren’t particularly old houses, ‘50s maybe ‘60s.

  12. Jgh,
    I loved it when we first moved to a place with a cellar. No need to spend your evenings in the lounge watching your own underwear drying.

    I reckon having a laundry room is the definition of being upper working class.

  13. “Larder? Luxury, we used to dream of having a larder”. We didn’t even have a proper kitchen, just a scullery.

  14. You can bake this classic banana bread with ingredients from your pantry,

    You can, but why on earth would you want to?

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