Debra Lynn Dadd

Organic food colors?

QUESTION:

When I bake desserts with organic ingredients, I often wish that I can decorate them with whipped cream mixed with organic food coloring or apply dusted color to marzipan mini-fruits. As yet I have had no success in locating a US or Canadian company that manufactures such a product. Can you direct me to any green business that makes organic food colors? Thanks.

POSTED BY CHARLOTTE :: CALIFORNIA USA :: 04/28/2008 11:25 PM


DEBRA'S ANSWER:

The only ones I know of are at Debra's List: Food: Food Colors. They are natural colors, but not organic. I have a set of the colors from Dancing Deer and they work wonderfully.

Debra :-)


COMMENTS:

Have you tried using foods to dye? Such as beets for red/pink, turmeric for yellow, dark berries for blue or red, carob powder for brown, etc...

POSTED BY SUZANNE MIKULA :: CALIFORNIA USA :: 05/06/2008 11:19 AM


I would love to know a healthier alternative to the large amount of red food coloring used in a red velvet cake - 2 ounces per cake. With the cocoa in the cake batter, the red needs to be pretty strong.

COMMENT FROM DEBRA: I've never made a red velvet cake myself, but just watched Paula Deen make one the other day on television. Hers only had one tablespoon of cocoa, so the red didn't have to cover the darkness of the chocolate. You might try one of the natural food colors I mentioned above--or just make the cake without the color. It will taste the same.

POSTED BY KIPPERCAT :: TEXAS USA :: 05/15/2008 1:01 PM


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