- pectin/lemon juice/ boiling water and ice water;
- electric oven/oven/ screens for drying .
Advice 2: How to dry berries
1) 2 tablespoons of ascorbic acid dissolve in 1 liter of water, soak in a solution of the berries for 10-15 minutes.
2) Cook honey syrup 3 cups water and 1 Cup sugar. Heat and add 1 Cup of honey. Mix well.
3) Treat the berries with juice from a mixture of 1 liter of pineapple juice, 1 liter of warm water and ¼ Cup of lemon juice.
In any of these compounds , the berries should be soaked a small amount of time. After treatment do not wash it with water.
Usually from 10 kg of fresh berries you can get no more than 1.5 kg of dried.
Advice 3: How to prepare blueberries for winter
Drying is one of the methods of harvesting blueberries for the winter at home. Collected fresh berries need to sort through, removing leaves, twigs, spoiled berries and other debris.
Prepared berries lay in a single layer on a tray, cookie sheet or any other flat surface in a single layer. If you wish, the berries can be put metal foil or parchment. On top of the berries should be covered with gauze to protect them from flies and other insects.
Put the berries in the sun and leave there until dry. From time to time turn blueberries for uniform drying of the berries from all sides. Avoid zaplesnevelye berries. The blueberries should be stored indoors.
Completely dried berries are hard, shriveled, while pouring make a characteristic rustling sound. They should be stored in a dark place in a linen bag or paper bag. To use dried blueberries for the preparation of compotes, jellies, pastries.
Moving wash blueberries in running water and well dry the berries on a towel. Place them on a special tray in a single layer so that between the berries remained small space. Thus, you will avoid freezing of the fruit.
Put the pan with the blueberries in the freezer to freeze for 1 hour. Then remove the berries and pour them in a plastic container. Store frozen blueberries in the freezer. Use these berries for all cooking purposes.
Blueberry smoothie frozen
Washed berries blend with tolkushkoy or blender, puree. If desired, add sugar to taste. Place berry puree in a plastic container and place in freezer for freezing and storage. After defrosting a puree eaten as a separate dish, filling for pies, a base for drinks.
Boil the syrup 300 g of water and 1.5 kg of sugar. In boiling syrup put 1 kg of enumerated and washed blueberries. All carefully stir and bring to a boil. Remove the cookware from the heat and leave the jam to cool down. Then again bring it to a boil and cool. The foam that appears while boiling, should be removed. Put the dishes with jam on fire for the third time, add the juice of half a lemon. Berries bring a lot to the boil, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Then pour the jam in sterilized glass jars, close them with metal lids, flip the bottom up, wrap up and leave until cool. Store jam in a dark, dry place.
Blueberries in own juice
Pour the prepared blueberries into sterilised jars to the top and put them in wide pot, the bottom of which are fitted with gauze, folded several times. Pour in a pot of cold water. It should reach the shoulders of jars. Put the saucepan on the fire. When the water boils, reduce heat so that the boiling was not very strong and the water did not get into the jars with blueberries. Gradually, the blueberries will start to settle. Once that happens, you should fill in the space with berries, taken in one of the cans. Continue cooking the blueberries in their own juice for as long as the berries continue to settle, each time reporting banks berries to the top. Then put in each jar of sugar at the rate of 1 tsp per half-liter jar. Cover the blueberries sterilized metal lids, boil the berries for another 5 minutes and roll the jar. They can be stored at room temperature.
Advice 4: How to preserve blueberries for winter
First of all, you must prepare the blueberries. For this you need to sort through the berries, throwing leaves, twigs, wrinkled and spoiled berries. Next, the blueberries must be washed under running water and then Pat dry – spread out on absorbent towel. Clean and dry the blueberries, you can freeze, dry, preserve.
For drying berries will need a baking sheet, parchment or foil. Berries are arranged in a single layer, covered with gauze and exposed to the sun. Several times a day is necessary to turn the berries.
To dry you can with the help of special dryers for fruits and vegetables. When the dryer is used first and then the temperature is 40 degrees, then rises to 70.
Blueberries can be frozen. To do this, the berries are laid out on cardboard or a baking sheet placed in the freezer. For convenience, on a baking sheet you can lay the paper or package. Periodically "shake" the berries – so it is not formed lumps. Frozen blueberries Packed in plastic bags.
You can cook the blueberries in their own juice. It is necessary to take a large metal basin filled with water, put it in sterilized jars. To the banks to cover the blueberries, adding 1 tbsp. a spoonful of sugar, close lid. Further, the basin with the banks is put on a small fire. After a while the berries will start to settle. In each jar you want to add to the blueberries until the berries will not cease to settle, and blueberry juice will not fill the entire capacity. In the end banks need to roll sterilized metal lids, jars flip, wrap and leave for a day. Later harvesting can be stored in a cool dark place in the cellar.
Advice 5: How to collect and dry celandine
- - gloves;
- - gauze bandage;
- - cloth bag, basket or bucket;
Advice 6: How to dry the crackers in the oven
Store the crackers long enough due to the fact that bread drying out all moisture and does not deteriorate. To prepare the croutons is easy, but you need to know a few nuances that they turned out delicious and crispy.
How to dry sweet crackers
Typically, sweet biscuits needed white bread, you can still use rolls or buns. But it is important that the baked product was not very fresh, otherwise the crackers can inside stay moist. The loaf should be cut with a sharp knife into small pieces so they cook faster and probably dry from all sides. Before drying they should be sprinkled with powdered sugar. Doing it in process is not recommended, otherwise the dust just won't stick.
Sliced crackers spread on cookie sheet or pan without oil. The oven should be heated to a maximum of 100C, otherwise the bread just fry on top, and inside will remain raw. Dry the crackers for 20 minutes, then turn off the oven and leave them on the baking sheet for another 20-30 minutes so they turned crispy. Now sweet croutons are ready, they can be eaten just with tea or add to fruit salads.
How to dry salty crackers
For the preparation of savoury crackers will suit black or grey bread. With a sharp knife cut into small pieces, previously sprinkled with salt or spices, you can also RUB the bread with garlic to enhance the taste. The bread should be spread on a baking sheet or pan and dry using the same technology, and sweet crackers. These crackers will be an excellent addition to soups and salads.
- it is best to dry the breadcrumbs out of stale bread, so they are more tasty and crunchy;
- additions to the breadcrumbs can be anything – garlic, cinnamon, hops-suneli, curry, greens, cheese and so on;
the remaining when cutting crumbs can be dried and used as breadcrumbs, or add to burgers;
- the smaller the particles, the better the quality and taste of the breadcrumbs;
you don't have to use only bread, dry can any sweet bakery products with different additives.