Thursday, August 13, 2009

Granita breaksOur daily routine in Sicily included a cup of icy granita. I was a fan of the lemon one as the coffee one was a bit too strong; I think there is about 3 shots of espresso in one!

Granita is pretty simple to make although you need to be by your freezer to stir the mixture every twenty minutes to ensure that the mixture does not freeze into a solid block. A good task for young kids!


For coffee or lemon granita

250g/9oz freshly squeezed lemon juice or espresso coffee
120g/4oz sugar
100g/3½oz water

For the granita, place the lemon or espresso, sugar and water into a pan over a medium heat and stir to combine and dissolve the sugar.

Remove from the heat and pass through a sieve into a large deep-sided tray.
Place the tray into the freezer. At 20 minute intervals, stir the mixture with a fork until the granita is set.

Eat on a warm and sunny day! I think these are numbered in the UK :(

2 comments:

John said...

I LOVE GRANITA!! I did an espresso granita on my blog a few weeks ago:

http://alphabetcook.blogspot.com/2009/07/day-26-espresso-granita.html

Very decadent!

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