Summertime Sweetness :: Fresh Cherry Granita with Mint and Elderflower
To follow up yesterday's post (the first annual pulled pork + crab fest), I figured a few of you out there might have a hankering for the fresh cherry granita recipe that was mentioned - nothing like ice cold ice to beat out the final hazy, humid days of August. If you've got a pile of cherries lying around, this is a great way to make use of them and it's an easy, quick and deceptively chic-looking dessert...with just a hint of sugar involved. If cherries aren't to your liking, strawberries or blueberries or even peaches could make a tasty substitution.
Cherry Granita with Mint and Elderflower
Serves :: 8 to 10
2 or so pounds fresh or frozen cherries, pitted
3 1/2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons fresh mint
3 tablespoons St. Germain elderflower liqueur
In a small sauce pan simmer sugar and water until sugar is completely dissolved, allow to cool.
In a blender, puree cherries and mint. Strain through a fine mesh sieve using the back of a spoon or a spatula to extract juice. Pour juice in a wide metal bowl or pan. Stir in simple syrup and St. Germain. Freeze for at least 4 hours or until completely frozen, forking ice every 1-2 hours to achieve an icy, crushed consistency.
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