You will need
- the colander;
- - Terry towel;
- plastic bags;
- - plastic containers;
- - food film.
Carefully inspect all the berries intended for freezing. Remove those that have dents, cracks, rotten place. For long term storage it is best to select cherries bright color with a fairly thick skin. Remove the fruit from the stalks and leaves.
Place the sorted berries in a colander and gently rinse them under a stream of cool running water. Strong pollution delete, gently rubbing them with your fingers so as not to damage delicate skin. Allow excess water to drain.
Lay the cherries on a clean Terry towel. Wait until the berries dry. You are now ready to freeze.
To produce frozen cherries two ways, each of which has its advantages. The first option is more suitable for cherries that you plan to use in jellies, compotes, jellies. These berries just pour in a sturdy plastic bag or put in a plastic container. Then the filled container, place in the freezer. This method allows you to quickly process a large amount of berries, but they freeze the whole piece and appearance of the thawed cherries will be pretty plain.
Berries that you want to use to decorate cakes, ice cream and cocktails, you can save more delicate way. Place them on a tray or large flat dish, previously covered with plastic wrap or a large plastic bag. Pour the cherries on the tray so the berries on the surface of the tray is not in contact with each other. Put the dish in the freezer. After 3-4 hours, remove the cherries and check the degree of freezing. If when hitting each other berries produce the characteristic knock, so you can pour them for long term storage. Carefully remove the foil and sprinkle it with the cherries in bags or containers and put them in the freezer.
Don't forget to leave on the container labeling, putting on her kind of berries and freeze date. So you will be able to quickly find the desired product in your own freezer.