Thursday, March 24, 2011

Preserve strawberries

We both love strawberries with cool whip and in a milk shake almost round the year. But during cold days they are not easily available. Even if they are, they are not as sweet as they are in summer and also quite expensive. So usually, at end of the summer I’ll buy them in bulk and freeze them for winter. I have tried different methods to preserve them but the one described below suits me the best.

1. Cut the tops off and thoroughly clean them
2. Gently pat dry them with clean towel and arrange them in a plate upside down (So flat surface is at bottom) such a way so they do not touch each other
3. Keep this plate in freezer uncovered for 2-4 hours so berries become hard and easy to handle
4. Now store them in a tight container or a zip loc bag in a single layer

They remain good for at least 2-3 months

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