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Freezing fresh raspberries then using for garnish
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#1 ~~~

Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:36 PM

I've been getting some nice fresh (Australian) raspberries and was wondering if I just freeze them in now, will they thaw ok for a garnish on dessert at Christmas? Or will they be too soggy etc?

Anyone tried this?

#2 elmo_mum

Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:42 PM

dont see why they will be soggy!!

same as using the ones which are already frozen...


#3 RachelT

Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:42 PM

Iv never frozen them myself but I know when you buy them frozen from the supermarket they're always soggy!

#4 happygurl06

Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:43 PM

When you freeze them the juice expands and breaks the cells so they will be soggy.  You could mix them in with their juices and arrowroot powder, boil until thick and pour it on top once cooled.  Arrowroot is like cornflour but makes for a clearer gel.

Edited by happygurl06, 15 December 2012 - 12:45 PM.


#5 BabyBumbleBee

Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:49 PM

I always use the frozen ones and thaw on paper towel and they're never soggy.

#6 ~~~

Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:50 PM

Frozen vs fresh raspberries are quite different, right? huh.gif  I'm making a semi fredo (freddo?? laughing2.gif) and obviously for the raspberries that are going into it, doesn't matter if frozen, but the nice juicy plump ones on top, well.... I don't think the thawed frozen ones will cut it... just doesn't look or feel the same. I might just have to suck it up and pay the $$$ for them fresh a couple of days before.

#7 ~~~

Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:53 PM

QUOTE (BabyBumbleBee @ 15/12/2012, 01:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I always use the frozen ones and thaw on paper towel and they're never soggy.


Hmmm, might try this ahead of time....


On another note, why on earth can't we find frozen bulk AUSTRALIAN raspberries rolleyes.gif




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