Friday, January 27, 2012

Watermelon Granitas

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!

Here's how.

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!


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