• Recipe for cookies: organic or not?


              Nowadays, intensive farming is expanding, so that chemical pesticides and GMO are used. As these products aren't natural, a new way to produce is growing: organic farming. Even though products aren't produce the same way, we want to check if their taste are really different and which products are cheapper.
    We decide to do the same recipe, first with organic ingredients and then with "normal" ingredients.

    THE RECIPE (if you want to try, you will see it is delicious!!!): Cookies-pistachio with black chocolate

    Ingredients for 12 cookies:

    - 125g of slightly-salted (soft) butter

    - 50g of caster sugar

    - 50g of brown sugar

    - 1 egg

    - 175g of flour

    - 1 teaspoon of backing powder

    - 100g of black chocolate 

    - 50g of pistachio

    Preheat your oven at 180°C.

    Cut the black chocolate in little pieces with a knife.

    Cut roughly the pistachio.

    In a salad bowl mix the butter with sugars until the mixture become creamy.

    Add the egg and mix again.

    Add the flour, the backing powder, the chocolate and the pistachio then mix until you have a soft pastry.

    Arrange heap of the pastry on the hot-plaque, space out well!

    Put in the oven then let it to bake during 10 to 12 minutes.

    Let it cool during 2 minutes then arrange it one a shelf. 


    We note some change as regards of the price, the aspect and the taste.

    First, we note an important gap between the recipe with organics ingredients and the recipe with not organic ingredients.

    For example, there are a big difference in the price of the butter and the pistachio: - 125g of slightly-salted butter cost 1.23€ if it is organic but just 0.94€ if it isn’t . 

    - 50g of pistachio cost 1.44€ if it is organic but just 0.63€ if it isn’t.

    In total, this recipe cost:  5.19€ with organic ingredients

                                            3.16€ with normal ingredients

    We conclude on this point that there is an important difference in the price of the ingredients. Because of this difference, not many people buy organic products.

    Secondly, there are differences between several ingredients: eggs, pistachio, flour and sugar. For example organic ingredients are smaller (eggs and pistachio), and the sugar and the flour seem more natural because they aren’t totally white.  When they are finished, cookies look also differents, for example organic cookies are less gilded.

    Thirdly, they taste different, the organic cookies haven’t the taste of the pistachios but they are mellower. 






    Good appetite !



    It was Cooking Mama and Cooking Vava for this delicious recipe of cookies...

    M.S and V.R (2°1)


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    zeuros Profil de zeuros
    Jeudi 11 Mars 2010 à 22:59
    bravo !
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