There are many ingredients in baking that are not readily available in your kitchen. You don't have to worry because you can always make homemade ingredients. These ingredients are as good as the ones that you can buy in a store. It will save you time and will save you money. This is very useful especially when you are just learning to bake and trying to save. It is useful as well if you are in that phase where you are not sure yet if you want the ones that can be bought in store. You can make a small batch to try it rather than buying some and in bulk. There are few recipes here that you can use. There are vegan alternatives as well if you prefer that.