This is probably my favourite granita. You can top it with cream if you like. I like to use it to top fruit salad. Like all granitas, it is very easy to make.
- 800 g strawberries
- 5 heaped tablespoons sugar
- 150 ml water
- juice of 1 lemon
Clean and cut the strawberries into halves or quarters depending on size.
Sprinkle the strawberries with two tablespoons of the sugar.
Leave them to macerate for an hour or so until they start to release their liquid.
Liquidize the strawberries and add the lemon juice.
Pour into a wide shallow dish and freeze for 1 hour until ice crystals start to form. Remove from the freezer and scrape the frozen bits back into the mixture. Return to the freezer and repeat every 30 minutes or so until the granita is frozen, with a fluffy, crystalline texture. Spoon into dishes and serve straight away.