Seeding Fruits.. the easy way!

Summer berries need to be de-seeded
Summer berries add full flavour to our rice pudding recipes

Seeding fruits... the easy way!

I love the taste of berries in my Fruit Rice Puddings but I'm not a fan of their pesky seeds. I used to spend copious amounts of time removing the seeds from my fruit sauces before adding the fruits to my puddings. I would puree the fruit then push them/press them through a sieve or china cap sieve. It was a long drawn out affair, especially considering the large volume of fruit that I put into each of my fruit rice puddings.

This process of pushing the juice past the seeds only made for blocked holes in the sieve. I made a recent joyful discovery 2 weeks ago while straining raspberry seeds out of their juice. I found that the fastest, most effective way to do this 'de-seeding' was to pour the pureed fruit, with seeds, into a small holed hand strainer or china cap strainer (bottom left) and to tap or flip the strainer's contents up into the air slightly.

China Cap strainer removes seeds easily and effortlessly
China Cap strainers are great for removing large seeds from berries.

(Picture a person panning for gold in a river bed). It's the same motion.

What results is an unclogged sieve. The seeds actually all end up accumulated in the sieve basket, freely and in a large cluster, leaving the juice to pour effortlessly out the bottom.. I tried it a subsequent time with blackberries and had the same result. Two kilos of blackberries, seeds removed, with in minutes. Oh, happy days!

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