Last week Dean took the girls grocery shopping and came home with, among other things, a whole watermelon........
So what do you do with vast amounts of not very sweet watermelon?
Make granita of course!
In a small saucepan put 1/3 cup of caster sugar and 1 cup of water. Stir over low heat until sugar has dissolved.
Set aside to cool for 15-20 minutes.
While the syrup is cooling chop up 2 cups worth of (seedless) watermelon and wizz up in the food processor to make puree.
Combine the sugar syrup and the puree, pour into a metal cake tin, I used a 20cm square cake tin but any metal pan will do, and place it in the freezer. Every hour or so open up the freezer and pull a fork through the mix to form ice crystals.
Repeat the process until you have a tray of watermelon ice crystals
- a.k.a. watermelon granita!