You wouldn't believe that the temperature had gone up to 28c over the weekend. It felt like summer rather than early spring. I tried to make granita for the first time and I could tell you that it was the best thing to cool down the heat. You don't need a big bowl of it as a few spoonful is enough to make you feel good. My son told me to make more and I'm sure I'll try different fruit in the future. How about watermelon granita or honeydew granita with midori? It's natural fruit blended with water and a bit of sugar with only 4 ingredients. You can add some cointreau into it to make it a gourmet dessert.
The kids has started their spring holidays, we're taking ourselves off the line from computer for 2 weeks and do some outdoor activities. I've been blogging regularly for 6 months and it's a good excuse to take a break. See you when I get back!
Strawberry Water Ice
250g fresh strawberry
1 cup boiled water (cooled)
1/2 cup castor sugar
2 tablespoon passionfruit juice or lemon juice
- Put water, sugar, passionfruit juice into electric blender. Wash and hulled strawberries. Blend on medium speed for 2 minutes.
- Push strawberry mixture through fine sieve into a 28cm x 18cm lamington tin. Freeze until well frozen.
- Brush the side of the glass with egg white, then roll along a plate with sugar. When ready to serve, run fork across ice so that it flakes and separates. Fork into individual glasses and decorate with extra strawberries.
Source: "Best Ever Recipes' from the Australian Women's Weekly, Home Library.