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Monday, 24 March 2014

Watermelon Granita with Vanilla Ice Cream


GRANITA IS A FROZEN ITALIAN DESSERT WITH DIFFERENT FLAVOURS OF FRUITS .HERE I 'VE USED WATERMELON AND LIME.

INGREDIENTS:
1 wedge of watermelon(about 5 pounds)
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
4 tblsp lime juice

PROCEDURE:

  • Remove the rind of watermelon and cut into cubes
  • Place the cubes in a food processor and puree until smooth
  • Transfer the pureed watermelon to a seive placed over  a large bowl
  • Set the watermelon liquid aside,discard the pulp
  • In a pan combine sugar and water,bring to a simmer or until sugar dissolves,1-2 minutes
  • Allow it to cool
  • Combine sugar mixture and watermelon liquid in a tray and keep in the freezer
  • Every 30 minutes using a fork stir the granita,scraping it off the bottom and sides of the pan
  • Brake up the frozen parts near the edges into smaller chunks andbring them towards center
  • Continue to freeze and break up ice crystals untilcmpletely frozen about 3 hrs
  • If at any time granita freezes too hard simply leave it out at room temperature for few minutes untilit softens enough to be stirred again with a fork ,then return it to the freezer.
  • To serve it,scrape across the top of the frozen mixture witha large spoon 
  • For finishing touch top it with cookies,berries, lemon zest.
  • Here I've topped it with vanilla ice cream

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