Saturday, 30 March 2013

Lemon Granité

Granité/Granita (in Italian also granita siciliana) is a semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water and various flavorings. Originally from Sicily, although available all over Italy (but granita in Sicily is somewhat different from the rest of Italy), it is related to sorbet and italian ice.
They are available in smoother as well as coarser variety.
the smoother types are produced in a gelato machine, while the coarser varieties are frozen with only occasional agitation, then scraped or shaved to produce separated crystals. Although its texture varies from coarse to smooth, it is always different from the one of an ice cream which is creamier, and from the one of a sorbet, which is more compact; this makes granita distinct and unique.
It is best for beating the Heat of Summer.
I had many lemon left in my kitchen cupboard.
If pickled they will yield only very few. So thought of trying something new out of it.
Just with very minimum ingredients here comes a cool dessert for all.

Ingredients:
Lemon juice-1/2 cup
Water-1/2 cup
Sugar- little less than 3/4 cup
Zest of lemon- few to garnish

Recipe:
In a deep bottom pan boil water.
Take it off and add sugar. Mix well and now let it cool to room temperature.
Having cooled add lemon juice to it and mix well.
Now transfer it into a plastic container in which can be freezed.
Place in freezer for 30-40 mins. Take it out and using a fork poke in through out nicely.
Again freeze another 30 mins and do the same process.Repeat till 4 hours.
Now take out a scoop from it into a serving cup, garnish with zest of lemon and the final result is as follows

Enjoy the dish! n don't forget Eat and Eat little MORE.. :)

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