Granitas - What Are Your Favorites?
- MMRuth Jan 8, 2008 11:45 AM
I made one for the first time on Sunday - Tangerine - and it was delicious. I did some searching and while there are some discussions of granitas in other threads (http://www.chowhound.com/topics/416279 ) I didn't see any dedicated to granitas. I'll post the recipe for the one I made, but would love to know what some of your favorite recipes are.
I have a couple of blood oranges, sweet limes and meyer lemons and want to give those a go - though not enough of each to make a one flavor one - not sure if I'll be wasting them if I put all the juices together.
I love making a lemon-basil-parsley granita for serving during or after a meal as a palate cleanser. It's awesome.
I love the espresso granita from the Zuni cookbook. It's served with whipped cream to balance out the strong coffee flavor.
This past summer, I made a watermelon/lime zest granita with a bit of fleur de sel. It was light and refreshing and a great hot weather dessert.
A couple of years ago a granita with ruby red grapefruit juice and fresh tarragon was posted on CH......I have made it many times - it's great!!! If you can't find by search I can post....
I've made blueberry ginger granita which is terrific, the ginger did not overpower the great blueberry taste.