Are you still licking your lips from the Easter chocolate fest? Here's something to clean your palette and begin the come down.....and give you lucious lemon lips....
Granita is a really fun and easy spring and summer cooler. It’s also great served as an inbetween course at a dinner party and is sure to have your guests pulling lemon faces! For an even more bitter lemon flavour you could put the grated lemon rind in the pan with the juice and then strain it out when pouring the syrup into the pan. Oh, and a Granita is an Italian Ice...how posh is that?! the word I mean. not the ice bit.
Juice of 6 lemons
200g caster sugar
Place the lemon juice and sugar in a medium pan and add 300ml of water. Bring slowly to the boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves and then simmer for 5 minutes. Pour into a wide container with a lid suitable for the freezer and leave to cool completely.
Cover tightly and freeze for about 5-6 hours. Stir every 15-20 minutes for the first couple of hours and then every 30 minutes for a further hour. This helps prevent large crystals forming. When ready to serve, scrape the granita up into shards and spoon into pretty glasses.