Sunday, January 24, 2010

Green Apple Granité

Nothing sounds more exotic than Granité. You can even bet that some of your friends or guests would have never even heard about it before and this, ladies and gents, significantly increases the probability of you impressing them by making one.

A granité is basically a frozen fruit juice that has been raked with a fork to obtain tiny sweet and delicious ice cubes that are a wonderful delight to the mouth. This recipe is ideal as a summer dessert and a great way to accommodate fresh fruits in an original fashion.

For the green apple granité you will be needing:

About 5 medium size green apples
300 ml water
6 tablespoon of sugar
The juice of 1 lemon

Peel the apples and dice them. Place them in a pan along with the lemon juice, sugar and water. Bring the mixture to the boil and let it simmer for about 7 minutes or until the apples are soft enough to be mashed.

Let the mixture cool and then mash the apples until a smooth and slightly runny consistency is obtained.

Place the mixture in a large and deep plate and put the plate in the freezer.

Take the mixture out of the freezer every 30 minutes and rake it with a fork so that the ice does not form huge crystals.

After about 3 hours of raking the mixture could be ready to go.

Note: The granité can be realised with a lot of other seasonal fruits such as the watermelon, pineapple or passion fruit.

1 comment:

  1. I love Granité. Its great when served as lunch desert in summer. I'll definitely try that apple granité sometime.