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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Watermelon Granita



Ingredients:

Watermelon, chopped - 4 cups
Sugar - 1 cup
Water - 2 cups
Fresh Lemon Extract - 2 tbsps


Method:

  1. Heat sugar and water to prepare a syrup.
  2. When it starts boiling, turn off the heat. Let it cool down to room temperature.
  3. Meanwhile, pulse watermelon pieces and make puree.
  4. Place the watermelon puree in a strainer/colander and strain out the seeds.
  5. Force the watermelon puree to pass through the strainer using a spoon. Discard the watermelon seeds.
  6. Now mix sugar syrup, lemon extract to the watermelon puree.
  7. Pour this mixture into a glass bowl and cover the bowl.
  8. Place it in the freezer.
  9. When the puree is firm, almost within an hour (depends on the temperature you set), scrape it using a fork.
  10. Place it again in the freezer and scrape it again using the fork. Do not keep the bowl out of freezer for long as it will start melting.
  11. You need to freeze it for total of 4-5 hours, scraping it once in every 30 minutes.
  12. Serve.

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