Only someone enjoying very warm weather and a pool in her backyard would choose an iced dessert for Martha Mondays! That’s right, it was Lyndsey’s choice this week and Granita was the task. I quite like granita, but usually when it is hot. I was tempted to take a plane and join Lyndsey for granita in her garden wearing a summer dress, SPF 50 and some funky sun hat, but alas, Father’s Day kept me in the UK! Beware Lyndsey, if the weather doesn’t warm up soon I may soon land on your doorstep! ; )
Okay, so granita. I was a bit naughty. I looked at the recipes and then I decided to do something with cherries (didn’t have a recipe for that) and then we ate the cherries. So I decided to do an Espresso Granita which is on the website, but I didn’t print it out or write it down, so I made up my own (I really was naughty this week – but I think the recipe is pretty much the same as what I did).
So, my recipe. Two cups of espresso and four tablespoons of sugar dissolved into the coffee. Put in the freezer. Let your mum spill half of it into the freezer. With a fork break up the ice every hour until it is frozen.
Now, despite me sitting here in a jumper, slippers and contemplating putting a blanket around my shoulders, I am waist high in work at the moment, so the granita whilst freezing cold was a great pick up.
Thanks Lyndsey for a great pick.