Hi Guys, sorry for being absent for this long. Gosh, I didn't realise that my last entry was ....D'oh!! In September ... I am terrible sorry for that but .. i do have some valid reasons though - first, it was my exam then it was the crazy spring cleaning and then it was mum's visit. I was terribly busy .
Anyway, because mum was coming for christmas this year, i decided to give her and aunty a full on christmas. I planned the dinner months ago. Anyway- here is the drink i made for our christmas eve dinner. We simply loved it !!!
1 Cup caster sugar
1x200ml bottle champagne or sparkling wine
1.5kg watermelon, skin removed, chopped
250g punnet strawberries, hulled, chopped
extra 750ml bottle champagne or sparkling wine
- Put sugar and champagne in a medium heavy based pan and stir over a low heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes slowly to the boil. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then remove from heat and pour champagne syrup into a bowl. Let cool, then cover and refrigerate.
- Process watermelon and strawberry in a food processor until smooth. Put mixture in a fine strainer over a bowl and push mixture through strainer using a wooden spoon, Discard pulp. Pour strained mixture into cold champagne syrup and stir to combine. Pour into a shallow cake tin, cover with plastic wrap and freeze for 4-6 hours. Stir granita with a fork every hour to break up ice crystals until set.
- Remove granita from freezer and refrigerate for 10 minutes. Spoon granita evenly between 6 champagne glasses, then pour over extra Champagne and serve immediately.