Every morning recently, my husband or I have a full basket of berries.
Sometimes it’s more than we’ll use for the day, so once they are picked they are washed, stemmed, drained, and placed on a piece of parchment paper (on a baking sheet), and then placed into the freezer.
Whether I’m saving the berries for jam, smoothies, or to use in the winter months, it’s an easy process, but one for which you do have to follow these easy instructions (so the berries will clump together).
1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper.
2. Lay washed berries out evenly and place in the freezer.
3. After 12 hours, when completely frozen, place into Ziploc bags.
Now that our raspberry patch is bursting with berries, I’ve been combining both raspberries and strawberries.
Oh, and did you know that Costco now sells a huge role of Parchment Paper? Yup, 205 square feet, which might last a lifetime (unless you bake every day).
Here’s a tip: There’s really no reason why you can’t reuse the same parchment paper the next day, too.
I just know that I have to stay on top of these berries, so they don’t go to waste, so Ziplocs are my best friend.
Do you buy berries from a Farmer’s Market, or grow them yourself, and either way, what is your method for freezing them?