Organic chocolate chip cookies.
Organic desserts are desserts prepared with ingredients produced without the use of pesticides, chemicals, artificial additives or genetic modification. With the wide variety of organic foods available from the early 21st century onwards, it is theoretically possible to make an organic version of just about any type of dessert. Many types of organic desserts, such as cakes, cookies and ice cream, can be purchased at bakeries, supermarkets and restaurants. Home bakers can also prepare an extremely wide range of organic desserts, although some find it better to focus on those that contain just a few ingredients.
An organic kiwi pie.
Virtually all types of food, from flour to eggs, dairy products and fruit, can be modified from their natural state during some stage of their production. The organic food movement of the late 20th and early 21st centuries is built around rejecting this modification and emphasizing foods that were naturally produced. Thus, organic desserts are simply desserts made with ingredients that have not been modified at any stage of their growth or manufacture. In the early 21st century, a wide variety of organic ingredients can be purchased at specialty food stores and even large supermarkets. Therefore, it is possible to make different types of organic desserts.
A significant number of bakeries, restaurants and whole food stores in North America, Europe and elsewhere offer a wide variety of organic desserts. For example, some bakeries sell organic pies, cupcakes, and even wedding cakes. Restaurants may offer options such as organic fruit pies, ice cream or brownies. Whole food stores and even some conventional stores usually sell organic ice cream, candy bars, cookies, and so on. Some of the organic desserts provided by these retailers may also be suitable for vegans, people with gluten sensitivity, and individuals with other dietary concerns.
In the United States, “certified organic” products cannot include genetically modified ingredients.
Home cooks can also prepare an organic version of almost any dessert recipe, simply by making sure that all the ingredients used are organic. It should be noted, however, that organic products are often more expensive than non-organic ones. Consequently, making an organic version of a dessert that contains multiple ingredients, such as chocolate chip cookies, can be a bit expensive. Therefore, budget-conscious bakers may find that the best types of organic desserts to prepare at home are those that use just a few ingredients, such as yogurt with fresh berries and honey.