Freezing and storing strawberries in bulk
|Raw materials||Strawberries, sugar|
|Tool||Freezer bags, kitchen paper|
|1.||wash with water|
|2.||remove the astringent taste (from a person's eye)|
|3.||Roll on kitchen paper to drain.|
|4.||Place in freezer bag|
|5.||Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons sugar per pack|
|6.||Shake the freezer bag to distribute the sugar throughout.|
|7.||Remove air and place in freezer.|
Strawberries are useful not only as a dessert as they are, but also for baking and topping sweets with their gorgeous colors. While we prefer to eat them fresh while they are still tasty, if you are worried about overpurchasing and damaging them, freezing them is an option. Here are some tips on how to preserve them.
How to freeze strawberries1. rinse in cold water and remove the heft.
2. Roll on kitchen paper and wipe dry. Remove any damaged ones.
3. Place in freezer bag
4. sprinkle about 2 tablespoons sugar per pack
5. Shake the freezer bag lightly to spread the sugar all over the strawberries.
6. Remove the air and place in the freezer. Can be stored frozen for 3 to 4 weeks.
To thaw, divide into containers as much as needed and keep at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Be careful not to let it get watery.
Sugar is sprinkled on the strawberries to prevent them from sticking together and to compensate for the loss of sweetness that occurs when frozen. It is possible to freeze them without sugar, but the taste will be a little lacking when they are thawed.
After thawing, the water is released and the texture changes slightly to a thicker consistency. Since they cannot be completely restored to their original state, rather than eating strawberries by themselves, it is recommended to half-thaw them and enjoy them like a sorbet, use them as a topping for yogurt or ice cream, or use them in baking. If you are careful about how you store and use them, you can enjoy them frozen just as well!