22 Aug Saving the best of summer
You may be lucky enough to have some fruit trees in your garden which should be producing fruit around now. Whether you pick your fruit from your trees or from your local supermarket you can’t deny that at this time of year it’s tasting its best. It’s a shame that the hot weather can sometimes mean that fruits don’t stay fresh for long or you may even be thinking you wish you could enjoy these tasty treats in the colder months.
This is no longer a problem! As long as you have a freezer that is! Preserve the deliciousness of summer fruits with our top tips.
For stoned fruit such as nectarines, apricots, peaches and plums, halve them and remove their stones. It sounds a bit unusual but if you crush a vitamin C tablet into a powder and then sprinkle it on the fruit it can actually stop it from browning! The best way to arrange the fruit when placing it in the freezer is to line a baking tray and arrange it in a single layer with none of the pieces touching each other. Once the pieces of fruit are frozen you can then transfer them to a clear sandwich bag to be kept in the freezer for up to 6 months.
For berries, leave the fruits whole but use the same process of initially freezing on a baking tray with none of the fruit touching each other before transferring the a sandwich bag later. Again, berries can be kept frozen for up to 6 months. You may not want to wait until winter though to enjoy these frozen delights, frozen berries make a great snack on a hot day!
If you’d like to learn some more complex culinary skills than freezing fruits why not arrange a cooking lesson with us? We can show you other ways to preserve seasonal produce such as making pickles, preserves and jam or maybe you just want to find out how to make a cheesecake with summer fruits.
Whatever you want to learn we can teach you at one of our lessons so contact us today!
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