Thursday, January 13, 2011

winter granita

winter granita

Why a frozen dessert in the middle of winter? Clementines. Yes, clementines. I know this is a dessert worthy of ripping out on a hot summer's day but these clementines had to go somewhere and I don't know about you, but I had tons this holiday. I was eating them left right and centre then I think I slowly got sick of them because I was no longer reaching for one. But hey, can't let them go to waste. So why not make something just a little special and frankly I have never made granita before and I figured I'd give it a go.

winter granita

recipe
800g fruit pureed
or 800 ml of fruit juice
for the base syrup
300 ml of water
100 g sugar
Simmer over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved, then allow to cool before adding the fruit juices. Feel free to add other flavors like lemon, lime or even vanilla or lavender, which ever you fancy.
Pour the mixture into a shallow baking dish and let set in the freezer for 2-3 hours. Take it out and scrape it around with a fork while it's still soft to move the crystals around. Then set it in the freezer until hard.