About Me

My photo
My tremendously supportive husband & I have 3 wonderful children, 1 dog, 12 laying hens, 2 dairy goats, 3 bee hives, and a 2000 sq foot vegetable garden on a small 1/4 acre lot in the city. In the center of it all is our small 1,000 sq foot house purchased in 2008 as a foreclosure that we fully renovated to host our growing family, home school adventures, and small home business (CozyLeaf.com). We have a desire to learn a path to self sufficiency finding ways to be good stewards of the resources God has given us. We want to learn to live with less as we laydown roots to our little homestead.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Freezing Peach Slices

My kiddos love fruit with their morning oatmeal and we also love smoothies from frozen fruit. So I thought Id freeze some peaches! The first 3 steps are the same as for canning peaches.

Step 1: Blanch your peaches by placing them in boiling water for about 30 seconds and straight into ice cold water.

Step 2: Peel your peaches. After blanching the skin should peel right off fairly easily. If you need to do another quick blanch to help loosen the peels more, just be careful not to overcook them or they will be mushy.

Step 3: Cut your peach in half and pop out the pit. You can use a spoon to dig out the center red part or you can leave it, but it will get dark during canning but wont affect the taste.

Step 4: Cut your peaches into the size slices you want and lay them out on a kitchen towel and put them in the freezer.

Step 5: After the peaches are frozen, remove them from the freezer and seperate them from the towel (most likely they will be slightly frozen to the towel...but thats why you use the towel and not a tray or else you will have to scrape them off the tray)

Step 6: Put them in freezer safe bags, label, and put back in the freeezr.

No comments:

Post a Comment