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    Strawberry Granita

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    4 hrs 10 mins

    10 mins

    4 hrs

    Sackville's Note:

    I discovered this desert when the summer temperatures were nearing 40 C in London. It is adapted from a Delia Smith recipe and I love it because it's virtually no effort to make and so cooling to eat. This version makes a slightly "lumpy" granita, with little bits of strawberries in it, but if you want it ultra smooth, you could push the pureed berries through a nylon sieve, before adding the sugar and lemon juice. Serve in wine glasses for a beautiful, sparkling effect.

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    1. 1
      Put the strawberries and water in a bowl and then blitz with a hand blender until most of the berries are puréed or use a food processor for a smoother texture.
    2. 2
      Add the sugar and lemon juice and stir a few times to combine.
    3. 3
      Pour into a sealable container, cover and put in the freezer for two hours.
    4. 4
      After two hours, take it out and run a large spoon around the outside, mixing the frozen bits into the unfrozen centre.
    5. 5
      Return to the freezer for another hour, give it another mix, and then freeze again for one last hour.
    6. 6
      Now you should have a whole box of strawberry"snow crystals".
    7. 7
      You can serve it now, or just leave in the freezer for another day.
    8. 8
      If you continue to freeze it, remember to leave enough time to let it sit in the fridge for 30-40 minutes before you want to serve the granita, so you don't have a solid mass.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 21, 2006


      Wow, what a brilliant (and oh so simple) recipe - it literally takes 5 mins max to make this before you have to freeze it. I used frozen strawberries, put half in a blender along with 2/3rds of the water, then added the remaining strawberries & water. I did use 2T of lemon juice & only 3oz of sugar as the strawberries had a beautiful sweet flavour anyway. I also substituted 75ml of the water with 42 Below vodka. It has been really warm here today, so this was just lovely to eat out on the balcony whilst reading a book. Thanks for such a fantastic recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Strawberry Granita

    Serving Size: 1 (190 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 135.8
    Calories from Fat 2
    Total Fat 0.2 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 2.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 34.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
    Sugars 32.0 g
    Protein 0.5 g

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