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Fresh Rhubarb Granita

July  5, 2015
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Photo by jernejkitchen
  • Serves 6
Author Notes

The colour of this granita totally depends on the colour of your rhubarb, our rhubarb was green, so the granita is a bit more yellow, rather then red. You can get the red rhubarb if you cover it with a flower pot in the early spring and force it to grow in the dark. This granita is a great dessert for a hot weekend or even on a working day. Rhubarb and strawberries are best friends, so this combination is a must try. It's great for kids and adults. Fresh, cooling and not too sweet. —jernejkitchen

What You'll Need
  • Granita
  • 10 large stalks rhubarb
  • 80 grams caster sugar
  • 1/4 thumb size fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 lemon, zest only
  • 1 tablespoon elderflower cordial
  • few fresh strawberries
  1. Wash and cut the rhubarb stalks into 1 cm / 0.4 inch pieces. Poach the rhubarb by adding it to a saucepan with about 500 ml / 2 cups of water, sugar and ginger. Cover and cook on a low heat for approximately 15 minutes until the rhubarb has softened. Blend in a mixer then strain through a fine-mesh sieve. Pour the mixture into a high baking dish and put in a freezer for about 4 hours.
  2. Using a fork, stir the mixture every 40 minutes, breaking up any ice chunks of the mixture, until your rhubarb granita is frozen, this will take about 4 hours.
  3. Scoop into chilled serving glasses and top with lemon zest and thin slices of fresh strawberries. For an extra kick, you can add a tablespoon of elderflower cordial or if you are feeling naughty, a tablespoon of white rum.

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