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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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert