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Prue Leith shares her genius tip for leftovers - and it's a game changer

Why didn't we think of this?

Chloe Best

If you have a freezer full of indiscernible leftovers that you intended to eat again at a later date, you may want to follow Prue Leith's advice from now on. The Great British Bake Off judge has shared her expert tips on how to store leftovers, and as well as saving waste, it will save space in your freezer too. In short, it's a game changer!

Speaking to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on This Morning, Prue demonstrated how to freeze soft foods like mashed potato flat in a sandwich bag that has been clearly labelled. The food writer explained how it helps the food to defrost faster when you want to use it, but also allows you to stack bags on top of each other and save room.

Prue Leith shared her tips on how to freeze food leftovers

"People always freeze things and so often, they're just in a big ball, and they take ages to thaw, and they take a lot of room in the freezer, but if you put whatever it is, like this is mash, just to demonstrate, and you put it in a bag, and squish it flat, and then it's frozen," Prue explained.

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She continued: "By the way you've got to label it so you know what it is, stack it, and you get lots in the freezer. And if you want a bit to eat, just a little bit, you just break it off."

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The tip particularly impressed host Holly, who admitted her mum was "notorious" for freezing meals but not being able to tell what they were afterwards. "We'd be thinking we'd have Shepherd's Pie and it would come out and be an apple crumble!"

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Prue was on the show to promote her new cookbook - the first she has released in 25 years. She recently dealt a devastating blow to fans who love seeing her as a judge on Bake Off after revealing she's not actually keen on baking. Asked recently about when she discovered her passion for baking, Prue admitted: "I don't have a passion for baking." According to Cornwall Live, she added: "I have a passion for eating cakes, but I am more interested in savoury cooking than baking."

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