Currant processing: how to cook the berries
Gooseberries are easy to store. It works quite simply and can be done with little effort.
- To boil 250 grams of currants, you need about 125 grams of sugar and 250 milliliters of water.
- Also prepare screw-top jars by sterilizing them. The riper and sweeter the fruit, the less sugar you will need.
- Wash and de-stem the berries. Drain and pat dry.
- Put the water in the saucepan and dissolve the sugar in it. Bring the water to a boil.
- Pierce the currants with a toothpick. Divide between glasses. Cover them with the hot sugar solution. Close the jars with a screw cap.
- Then bake the glasses at least 80 degrees for half an hour. Let the jars cool well. In this form, currants can be stored for up to a year. Make sure you cook them well.
Freezing currants: this is how
You can easily freeze currants. Even so, the berries will keep for quite some time.
- First, wash the currants. Drain them and let them dry well.
- Boiled water. Add the currants and let them cook in the water for two minutes. Then scoop them out with a ladle.
- Rinse the currants in cold water. Drain well.
- If desired, you can add sugar to the currants so that the berries keep a little longer.
- Stuff currants into freezer bags or freezer-safe boxes. Put them in the freezer. Berries can be stored for up to a year.
Gooseberry juice: this is how it works
Gooseberries can also be squeezed. If you want to preserve the juice, the saucepan method is a good option for you. However, you should keep in mind that this method means that many nutrients and vitamins from the currant are lost.
- Wash the currants.
- Put the berries in a saucepan and add a little water. Water should be no more than 20% of the total amount of currants.
- Cover the pot with a lid. Let the berries cook for half an hour over medium heat until a slimy mass forms.
- Remove the pan from the heat and let the mixture cool down.
- Get a strainer. Squeeze the juice through the strainer. Catch the juice.
- If you wish, you can sweeten the juice with sugar. Fill the liquid into sterile bottles. Use the juice in a few months.