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Tips for Better Baking – Freeze Extra Citrus Zest (#42)

Tips for Better Baking: Freeze Extra Citrus Zest

It’s always helpful to have extra citrus zest on hand to use for anything from brightening salads and pastas to incorporating into cookies and cakes. Next time you have a bunch of fresh citrus fruits, be sure to zest them before slicing or juicing them. The zest can be kept in a freezer bag and frozen for up to a few months. It might lose its vibrant color but it will still add a nice flavor to your cooking and baking. This is an especially helpful tip when citrus fruits at at their prime in winter months.

Tips for Better Baking

Before juicing or slicing a lemon, take a moment to zest it first. You can store the extra zest in a zipper bag in the freezer for up to a few months and use it as needed. 

 

Tips for Better Baking – Week Three

Every day in January I am sharing my best Tips for Better Baking. These are tips that have made my kitchen life easier and helped me become a better baker. Follow along on Facebook or check back here each Sunday for a roundup of the week’s tips.

If you’re just joining us, be sure to check out Tips for Better Baking Week One and Tips for Better Baking Week Two.

Tips for Better Baking #12 – Zest Citrus onto Parchment

For easy clean up, zest citrus right onto a piece of parchment paper, then easily slide or shake it right into your mixing bowl.  The best zest comes from a microplane (pictured below) and I highly recommend investing in one.

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