Ever since I bought the toaster oven last year, I have been maximizing the use of it by roasting chicken wings, chicken breast and recently baking. After attending classes at The Hutong on cupcake and cookies, it gave me the courage to bake some of the recipes at home. The only thing which made me cringe when I bake, is the cost of ingredients. If you are after ingredients that you’re familiar with and would not wish to purchase the local equivalent, your pocket will hurt quite a bit when you plan to bake. Here are some locations across Beijing where you can purchase your baking ingredients.
Jenny Lou and Jenny’s Shop
This specialized supermarket has been a go-to place for expats in Beijing. They carry a lot of imported products which will soothe your cravings of food from home. This supermarket used to be owned by partners and when they split up, each partner retained their own name as the store name. The items inside the shop remains the same with just a change of name.
At Jenny Lou and Jenny’s Shop, you can find your basic baking ingredients with some hard to find products. They have imported and local wheat flour, all-purpose flour, cake flour, potato flour, bread flour, gluten-free flour. You can also find cookie, cake, and brownie mix of famous international brands. They also have baking soda, baking powder, pure and imitation extracts, unsalted butter, cream cheese, vanilla pods, pre-made icing, Nestle’s various chocolate chips, Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa powder.
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