Preparing currants for sasuske

Black currant berries before zasoski should be collected in Sunny and dry weather. The harvest you want to sort: small and unripe to weed out, leaving only the ripe, large, deep black color. Then the berries wash, dry and spread on trays in thin, smooth layer. If the tray is made of metal, you must first lay a layer of paper (for baking).

Methods of drying of black currant

On the tray of berries drying in the open air (fit and ventilated balcony, and the attic of the house) for two days. During this time the fruits podvyalivayut. In any case it is impossible to dry berries in the sun, after all, valuable substances will disintegrate, especially vitamin C, which is so rich in black currants. After podvyalivaniya currants to put in the oven and finally dried at a temperature not above 50 degrees. This method of zasoski call combined.

It is possible to dry the currants, and once in the oven. For this first maintained at a temperature of 50-60 degrees, and then gradually increase the temperature to 80 degrees. At the final stage of zasoski need to be especially careful, again lowering the temperature: the moisture from the berries evaporates slowly, because of this fruit can burn. To berries are not worn out, keep the oven door slightly ajar.

To dry currants and help a special home units for drying

A microwave will also do the task. Small portions of berries should be spread on a dish between layers of cotton fabric and dried for 2 minutes in 200W mode.

How to store dried currants

If all stages of the drying is done correctly, then compressed in the palm berries should not extract the juice. In this ready condition, they need to be placed in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. Keep such storage capacity is recommended in a dry place, away from direct sunlight at room temperature.

How to use dried berries

The berries are dried, laid out on the banks and waiting in the wings. What you can do with them when the hour arrived? One option is to just eat a little at a time being charged with vitamins. The second option is to add tea. Even the leaves of black currant are able to give the tea a unique taste and aroma, and berries. If the hostess loves to do cakes, the berries will go to any sweet pie. Only need to pre-soak them in clean water. Dried berries of currant are useful not only to people but also Pets in the form of tea or powder.