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Time to make:
20 mins, plus 4 hrs freezing
$0.74 per serve
(at time of publication)
Full ingredients list:
- 1 cup castor sugar
- 2 cups water
- 500g (approx 2 1/2 cups) boysenberries (frozen are fine)
- juice of 2 lemons
Nutritional information (per serve)
Instructions and steps:
Step 1 Put the sugar and water into a saucepan, heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil for 2 minutes. Cool the syrup completely and store in the fridge until required.
Step 2 If using frozen berries defrost them first, then purée the berries and push through a sieve to remove the seeds and fibres.
Step 3 Mix the sieved pureé and lemon juice into the cold syrup and taste – use additional lemon juice to add tartness if needed.
Step 4 Place the mixture into a rigid, freezer-proof container and freeze until edges are crystallised. Use a fork to scrape the crystals into the middle of the container and return to the freezer. Continue the process scraping the mixture and refreezing 3 times to produce big irregular crystals.
Step 5 Serve granita in chilled glasses as a refreshment or dessert accompaniment.
About this recipe
First published: February 2007