Chef Enzo is revealing is own twist on the Granita Siciliana

Chef Enzo is revealing is own twist on the Granita Siciliana

Cool down from this summer heat with our Granita Siciliana – a lovely semi-frozen drink that’s popular on the east coast of Sicily.
Ours is made from Chef Enzo’s authentic recipe, containing fresh lemon juice and sugar blended to create this sip-able dessert!

No two words sound as sweet together as ‘Sicilian desert’. Granita, a traditional Sicilian dessert, dates to the Middle Ages during the Arab domination of the Mediterranean island!

Granita is popular on the east-cost of Sicily, particularly in Messina. This dessert is different from sorbet as it has a grainier texture, hence the name granita. Flavours range from coffee, strawberry almond and peach and is often served with whipped cream paired with a traditional Sicilian brioche.

Whilst typically eaten for breakfast, this refreshing dessert also makes for a perfect mid-afternoon snack.

Chef Enzo is revealing his own twist on the famous granita dish!

Ingredients:

  • 1 litre of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1kg of sugar
  • 2 litres of water
  • 1 litre of boiling water

Method:

  1. Boil the litre of water and wait to cool in a jug. Slowly add the 1kg of sugar to the water, stirring continuously to create a syrup
  2. Mix the lemon juice, water and syrup together and put in the freezer
  3. Stir the mixture every hour until flaky
  4. Serve it in a glass with a brioche.

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