Baking Your Own Gifts This Season? Here's How You Can Get Your Ingredients Via Same-Day Delivery

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It’s gift-giving season again—oh what fun! Truth is, when it’s time to whip out the presents, your first instinct may be to shell out some cash on something pretty and nice. Though there’s no shortage of gift ideas out there, one of the most thoughtful and inexpensive (and delicious!) gifts you can give someone is food. The best way to a man’s—and woman’s—heart is through their tummy, after all. 

And who doesn’t love a gifted treat, right? They’re perfect for whipping up in big batches—you may only need to set aside a day or two to get things done. We’re pretty sure they’d be a big hit, especially when you pair them with clever wrapping or crafty packaging ideas. Plus, if you’ve the right recipes in hand, they’ll also be far more unique than their store-bought counterparts. Memorable and mouthwatering! 

If you’re keen on stirring up baked goodies from scratch, it goes without saying that you need your baking essentials always at the ready. Pressed for time or can’t leave the house to stock up? We’ve gathered six baker’s picks that you can virtually (and conveniently) add to cart and have sent to your place via same-day delivery. No sweat!


All-Purpose Flour

Your baking jack-of-all-trades, all-purpose flour is aptly named as it can create everything from cookies and pancakes to biscuits and muffins—your options are endless. 


It’s typically made from a combination of hi-gluten hard wheat and low-gluten soft wheat, while its light and fluffy texture comes from being milled to rid it of all the wheat germ and bran. No joke: You can get a one-kilo pack of Wooden Spoon All-Purpose Flour for only P62. 


Dark Chocolate Chips  

These are your dark brown- to black-colored, small chocolate chunks in the shape of a teardrop with flat bases and usually prepared from chocolate with 65 to 85% cocoa content. Dark chocolate chips can be added to cakes, puddings, crepes, and pies, among others. 


At only P275 for a one-kilo pack of Beryl’s Dark Chocolate Chips, you can stock up on this essential to also lace or top your baked goodies and decorate frozen desserts. They can also be melted and used in sauces or added to healthy food items like granola bars for a bit of sweetness. 


Baking Powder 

Ready-mixed with a powdered acid and cornstarch, a stash of baking powder should be a staple in your pantry and kitchen. It’s usually mixed into your recipe’s batter or dough as a leavening agent—something that increases volume and lightens the texture of your baked confections. 


Order a 250-gram pack of Calumet Baking Powder for only P47. P.S. This can be a handy cleaning agent, too, so we won’t judge you if you get more than what you need for your baking projects.


Confectioners’ Sugar

Also known as powdered sugar, this super fine variant’s used for frostings, fondants, gum paste, pre-mix applications, and icings and can be a substitute or alternative for granulated sugar, too. 


Its main use, however, is for coatings—a quick dusting of confectioners’ sugar always makes everything a little prettier and fancier. Shop a 450-gram pack of Peotraco Confectioners’ Sugar for only P65. 


Chocolate Compound

Compound chocolate substitutes two key ingredients: cocoa butter with vegetable oil and chocolate liquor with cocoa powder, making it more pocket-friendly and much easier to work with (it doesn’t require a tempering process). 


Scoop up a one-kilo pack of Fuji Milk Chocolate Compound for P202 for incorporating into your treats. It’s actually the best option for beginners who are unfamiliar with the tempering process. We suggest using this ingredient in place of the much more expensive couverture chocolate (a high-quality chocolate used by pros) for coating candy bars, garnishing, and molding. 


Milk 

Got milk? Of course! This fundamental ingredient gives your batters moisture and adds protein, color, and flavor to your baked goods. Keep a quart in the fridge for pancakes, waffles, vanilla cupcakes, banana cakes, and creamy pudding pies. 


You can get Milklab Dairy 1L, 100% Australian milk, for only P96. Add two or more orders for your cup of joe, too, as this one’s especially designed for baristas and coffee connoisseurs. 

Ready? Shop all these baking ingredients from Wonderbake via the SM Malls Online app and choose to have them sent via same-day delivery option. Use code BAKING350 to get an extra P350 off for a minimum spend of P950. 

P.S. Just make sure you whip up a handful of your go-to baking recipes in big batches, portion them out into mason jars, pastry packs, or dessert boxes, toss them in a tissue-paper-lined wicker basket or a mini wooden crate and let the gifting (and eating) commence. 

Find kitchen, pantry, and baking essentials (plus gifts for gourmands and everyone on your list) at best prices through the SM Malls Online app and SM Deals


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