Rachel from TheFeedfeed shows you how to make a Strawberry Rose Granita.
We made a refreshing Strawberry Rose Granita at TheFeedfeed Brooklyn test kitchen to cool off on a hot summer afternoon.
Rinse strawberries with cold water and hull the tops . Transfer to a blender and add sugar, water, lemon juice, rose water and salt.
Blend this mixture until it is smooth, strain to take out any lumps and Pour into a shallow sheet pan or baking dish. Puree should only be about 3/8 inch deep in the dish.
Ideally you would freeze this 3-4 time with15 - 20 minute intervals and scrap the granita loose to get a shaved ice consistency.
But for this recipe we froze this solid for about 1 hr and then scraped it using a fork, and got a more snow like consistency. Be sure to keep the granita in the freezer till you are ready to plate.
To prep fruit - Cut melon in half, remove seeds and use a melon baller to scoop out circles. Then slice kiwi and strawberries.
Add the melon, sliced kiwis and strawberries to the bowl sprinkle with granita and garnish with herbs and flowers of your choice.