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.