How easily and quickly get rid of sand and soil on the berries. You can wash once a lot of berries.
Familiar recipes I have been reading the blog and decided to cook his first jam of black currants. The recipe of this jam I've got to channel and link to it, I will publish at the end of the article.
Since it was her first experience, I got a jar of jam for tasting. Satisfied that according to my recipes is really someone prepares, I sat in the kitchen in the office and was about to try.
But it turned out jam spoiled. No, with the taste and shelf life was all right. The problem occurred in the other. The jam was sand from the unwashed berries. I was surprised, because in all his recipes point out that before cooking rinse the berries.
Familiar berries are washed, but I did it wrong. So I decided today to tell you how I wash the berries. Method is simple and saves time and effort. And most importantly, you do not mess up the jam like my friend.
The method is suitable for the majority of berries (black and red currants, strawberries, cherries, blueberries, etc.), I will show the example of a gooseberry.
1. Pour the cold water
I shift the berries in a deep and large bowl and fill with cold water. Give stand 1-2 minutes.
2. Wash your hands in a bowl
Spoonable handful of berries in water and carefully rinsed with each other. berries and then sink to the bottom and scoops up a handful of new. So I repeat for 1-2 minutes, depending on the contamination of berries.
3. remove dirt
In the process of washing the surface of the water will float leaves, twigs and other light debris. I collect with his hand and then throw.
4. remove the berries
When the berries are washed, I took out handfuls of them from the water. Thus all the sand remains at the bottom of the tank and clean the berries.
5. Drain off excess water
After washing, I spread the berries in a large colander and give water to drain. I then proceed to the processing of berries or post them on the table.
Now that you know how to wash the berries so that there was sand or other debris in them. I hope that this method will save you time and effort.
What to remember:
✔ berries Wash in cold water
✔ not drained from the fruit, and to remove portions of their water
✔ Writing excess water to drain
✔ Blackcurrant jam
✔ 5 mistakes when cooking jam
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