Thursday, September 5, 2013
As a follow on from Monday's post about The Goathouse I wanted to post this Coffee Granita recipe.
A few years ago we holidayed in Italy at the peak of summer, it was to hot to drink coffee and we found this Granita incredibly refreshing. It couldn't be easier to make. Three ingredients: coffee, sugar, and water garnished with a dollop of cream whipped with a dash of rum. The cream cuts through the icy coffee snow beautifully.
When summer rolls around I'm going to try lots of granita flavours. Favourites include watermelon, raspberry and mango.
Do you like coffee desserts? Do you prefer drinking tea or coffee? I love having a coffee in the morning and a tea at night after dinner, my current favourite is Lady Grey.
Here's a recipe I found on the Gourmet Traveller website for Coffee Granita.
500ml freshly brewed coffee
150g caster sugar
125ml pouring cream
2 tsp dark rum
grated nutmeg to serve
Place coffee and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat and stir until sugar dissolves.
Pour into a shallow freezer proof container and cool completely.
pop into the freezer for three hours and use a fork to scrape the frozen edges into the middle.
Freeze for another three hours and fork over again till flaky.
Whisk cream and rum until soft peaks form. Spoon granita into frozen glasses and top with whipped cream and nutmeg.