Things you didn't know you could freeze? Nuts and herbs?

Things you didn't know you could freeze Did you know that you can freeze nuts? Herbs? Cake? No? We've rounded up some of things that you probably didn't know you could freeze.

If you're anything like us, your freezer is full of the usual suspects - frozen peas, meat and a few tubs of ice cream, but it can be used for so much more than that!

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How to freeze eggs Ever frozen an egg before? No you don't stick it in there whole, but if you crack it into a bowl, give it a little whisk and pour it into a freezer bag or individual ice cube trays, you can make your eggs last much longer.

If you're an avid baker, it can be handy to freeze the egg yolk and whites separately. This way you can use the whites for recipes such as meringues and the yolks for making dishes like mayonnaise - and you don't have to worry about wasting the leftovers. Read more at http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/pictures/34820/things-you-didnt-know-you-could-freezefbclid=IwAR3L9WlicNdLAlMTDlG8qKiA9cPoDL34NULaJ2fDFhqsL8MW57qXMC9dL7U How to freeze cheese If your block of cheese is soon to go out of date, never fear - it can be frozen! It's best to grate the cheese and store in airtight Tupperware container, cling film or freezer bags, this will make it easier to grab handfuls when you need it. You could also slice the cheese into portions and freeze separately.

Stilton is the best cheese to freeze as it stays the same texture as when fresh and doesn't crumble. Other cheeses may crumble but as long as they are left in the fridge to defrost overnight they should be just as good as fresh. Read more at http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/pictures/34820/things-you-didnt-know-you-could-freezefbclid=IwAR3G_XuJaCpVJ4ttdUAagWmM8aOMIa4pxEgS-Qe0N_68G_TGPSsyth31trw How to freeze potatoes Potatoes? In the freezer? Yes, you really can freeze potatoes - especially when they're starting to sprout and you're thinking of throwing them in the bin.

Peel the potato skin and then blanch in boiling water for about 5 mins. Once they're piping hot, pop into a bowl of freezing cold water and leave to cool for 10 mins or so then pack your potatoes in portions using airtight bags or Tupperware pots.

A useful freezing tip is to freeze cooked potatoes on a baking tray, so they're not touching each other, and when they are solid, pop them into a plastic bag or container. This stops them sticking together so you don't have to defrost them all at once.

For roasties, use the potatoes straight from the freezer, add oil and roast. Mashed potato can be frozen in meal-sized portions and then defrosted overnight in the fridge - use for toppings on shepherds pie or as a simple side. Read more at http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/pictures/34820/things-you-didnt-know-you-could-freezefbclid=IwAR25A8XI75MNGxiCkVNSq4ZeEd86Nj66NK7aJIc5meXbEQ6NC1AwnRmwt90 How to freeze potatoes Potatoes? In the freezer? Yes, you really can freeze potatoes - especially when they're starting to sprout and you're thinking of throwing them in the bin.

Peel the potato skin and then blanch in boiling water for about 5 mins. Once they're piping hot, pop into a bowl of freezing cold water and leave to cool for 10 mins or so then pack your potatoes in portions using airtight bags or Tupperware pots.

A useful freezing tip is to freeze cooked potatoes on a baking tray, so they're not touching each other, and when they are solid, pop them into a plastic bag or container. This stops them sticking together so you don't have to defrost them all at once.

For roasties, use the potatoes straight from the freezer, add oil and roast. Mashed potato can be frozen in meal-sized portions and then defrosted overnight in the fridge - use for toppings on shepherds pie or as a simple side. Read more at http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/pictures/34820/things-you-didnt-know-you-could-freezefbclid=IwAR2mKjuNtK6mWM3_SWQu6oWoBI3hTNkmhn7qutWUMaN4h9Z7usF_enPMpAM How to freeze lemons Got a few lemons rolling around in the bottom of the fridge? Cut a lemon in half and have no idea what to do with the leftover half? Pop it into the freezer!

If you want to keep your lemon for baking just cover it in cling film and freeze. You can grate the skin for when you need to add zest to a recipe.

If you want to save your lemon for adding to drinks or herbal teas (it's much more refreshing than normal ice cubes) cut into slices and freeze individually so you can just use a segment at a time. Read more at http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/pictures/34820/things-you-didnt-know-you-could-freezefbclid=IwAR1BbQVucimUHHDrI360esqePwKecq88ltisxO3DFzmNDlWRlquZID_GwOY How to freeze rice If you've made way too much rice and have a heap leftover from dinner don't bin it - freeze it!

Make sure your rice is cooled before freezing. You can do this by portioning your rice into Tupperware boxes.

When it comes to defrosting your rice, you can leave it in the fridge to defrost overnight or give it a quick blast in the microwave (you can add a little water if it looks a little dry.)

Once defrosted it's time to re-heat, this can be done on the hob, just make sure it's piping hot before serving. Serve with curry, chilli con carne or stir through a sauce to turn it into a stir-fry. 07 August 2013 Read more at http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/pictures/34820/things-you-didnt-know-you-could-freezefbclid=IwAR1A7XZwGJAgWQPV-YgcBdh4LSdP4vUU8Y2_A5yNfcsFeCj0vGB_DGWS-zU How to freeze buttercream If you?ve finished decorating your cupcakes or cake and have some buttercream left over, just pop it into a ziplock freezer bag and store in the freezer.

Make sure you defrost your buttercream in the fridge overnight and then, once fully defrosted, you need to whisk it back together to get the creamy, light texture so it's easy to pipe or spread. Read more at http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/pictures/34820/things-you-didnt-know-you-could-freezefbclid=IwAR2UelpZO1rOpyVcgPLlCwxaQa69arq2zqJgCMcbEVRjykzo4H4rXW5B89k How to freeze herbs Fresh herbs do not have a long shelf-life and do not lose any flavour when frozen.

So if you've got a window box of herbs or some leftover from a meal, finely chop and push them into ice cube trays, top with water and freeze. Once frozen, you can pop them all into a bag and label. Allow to thaw on a plate before adding to meals.

You can also freeze herbs in bunches. Just pop into zip-lock freezer bags, label and freeze. Simply chop when needed and add to meals - no need to defrost Read more at http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/pictures/34820/things-you-didnt-know-you-could-freezefbclid=IwAR1uRF5mTxukPErEfzBgz6V1gpPUXn6fOvlc7J0ICMJ_XgoSToVa4QF2NEQ How to freeze cookie dough It's always nice to know you can whip up some cookies when people just stop by. Next time you make cookies, make a large batch and freeze some of the dough. Roll it into a long tube so you can slice off cookies when frozen - or freeze in small ball portions. They'll need a couple more minutes to cook but will be just as tasty!

This can be done with pastry and other dough recipes like bread also Read more at http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/pictures/34820/things-you-didnt-know-you-could-freezefbclid=IwAR2YKeGp7sz7Ye7Qdk93xYmi0tlMwu5ybFTE_ZrbNIf7trSMXm1PZ2rDew4

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