a neat way of freezing

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a neat way of freezing
« on: October 08, 2010, 21:02 »
I don't know if anyone has already thought of this but. This year I had an abundance of blackcurrants. Freezing them in large bags uncooked takes up so much room, so most years I have stewed them up and put them in takeaway cartons. This year I was having a cupboard clearout and found some silicone bun trays my parents had bought me, tried them everything stuck. I decided to try filling each cup with the blackcurrants and put them in the freezer. when solid turned them out into a bag. Now when I want to make cheescake or a crumble I just take one or two out and just defrost them.
With so many tomatoes, did the same thing stewed them up put them through a moulix(sorry about spelling!) and filled them up again. Ideal for soups and stews. just drop them in to a stew frozen.  nice and quick.

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Re: a neat way of freezing
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2010, 21:05 »
Good idea  :D
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Re: a neat way of freezing
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2010, 22:01 »
Good plan Batman.  Thanks for the tip

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Re: a neat way of freezing
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2010, 07:36 »
Good tip, thanks! :)
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Re: a neat way of freezing
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2010, 19:18 »
Hi I have one of those silicone trays and they just dont work, now I wont throw it out -that sounds such a great idea. Many thanks :D

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Re: a neat way of freezing
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2010, 20:22 »
Thanks for the comment nearly bought one today
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Re: a neat way of freezing
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2010, 11:28 »
Thanks for the tip! I also use those little pots for storing pureed food for weaning that I bought in a hormonal blur after my first child was born.

They were only used for a few weeks but have found a new life for freezing fruit portions for yoghurt and puddings.
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2010, 18:00 »
I thin it was a big marketing con - mine stick too! Silicone is supposed to be non-stick, isn't it? Otherwise what is its raison d'etre? I think your idea is great and will use my sticking non'sticks for that too!

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Re: a neat way of freezing
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2010, 18:08 »
I think I now know why those silicon bun tins were being sold off cheap in Aldi! ;)
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Re: a neat way of freezing
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2010, 10:17 »
I think I now know why those silicon bun tins were being sold off cheap in Aldi! ;)

My mum bought mine from thingamebobs, you know the blue ones.
I have got a black deep 6 hole muffin one from lakeland cost an arm and a leg. I use it for tall yorkshires, they dont stick.  Bought some grey ones but when they go in the oven toxic smells come out, and they werent cheap either. Yes a big con. stick to your tins girls (and gents)!!!

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Re: a neat way of freezing
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2010, 23:13 »
Another good use for those sticky non-stick tins is to blend up some pesto sauce, or even basil leaves in a bit of water and freeze them. When hard, pop into freezer bags and label. I'll be doing this with parsley this year as well. Dried is okay, but fresh is nicer and won't cost a fortune. This works great for soups and stews.



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