Do it better freez­ing berries

Easy Cook - - WEEKEND FREEZING -

" i v Ì i ` vwVÕ Ì ià in freez­ing berries is that they tend to clump to­gether. To pre­vent this, «i vÀi­iâi Ì i wÀÃÌ (see be­low), then pop into food bags or a plas­tic con­tainer af­ter­wards. Most berries freeze well, although straw­ber­ries go soggy. How­ever, they Ü ÃÌ Li w i Ì ÕÃi smooth­ies or shakes.

Wash the fruit, then leave to dry on a tea towel or kitchen pa­per. Line a large bak­ing tray with bak­ing parch­ment. Make sure there is an empty shelf or at sur­face in the freezer to put your bak­ing tray.

Tip the berries into a bag or con­tainer and re­turn to the freezer for up to 6 months. Use frozen or de­frost at room tem­per­a­ture, spread out on kitchen pa­per.

Place your berries on the tray, mak­ing sure that they are not touch­ing. Freeze for at least 3 hrs, un­til the berries are frozen solid.

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