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  • Recipe: Espresso granita

    Recipe: Espresso granita

      10 minutes, plus chilling and freezing times. Serves 6 to 8 1 cup finely ground dark-roast coffee beans Water 1 1/4 cups sugar 1 stick cinnamon 1. Make strong coffee from beans and 4 cups boiling water. Strain and set aside. You will need 3 cups of coffee. 2. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 cup...

  • Recipe: Watermelon granita with lime and mint

    Recipe: Watermelon granita with lime and mint

      10 minutes, plus freezing time. Serves 6 to 8. 6 to 7 pounds watermelon 1/2 cup sugar 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from about 2 limes) 2 tablespoons finely chopped mint 1. Peel the watermelon and cut it into cubes. Coarsely purée in a food processor and strain through a strainer, pressing...

  • Recipe: Candied almonds

    Recipe: Candied almonds

    Recipe: candied almonds

  • Recipe: Candied hazelnuts

    Recipe: Candied hazelnuts

    Total time: 40 minutes Servings: Makes 18 to 20 clusters Note: Cooking sugar to make these nuts is hot and can be dangerous, so take care. The sugar also hardens quickly, so you will have to work fast. You will have more nuts than you need to serve with the cake. Serve them as part of a candy selection,...

  • Recipe: Mango granita

    Recipe: Mango granita

    Mango granita Total time: 15 minutes, plus freezing time Servings: 6 to 8 1 pound mangoes 1 cup sugar Zest and juice of 2 limes 2 tablespoons grated ginger 3 cups water 1. Peel the mangoes and remove as much flesh as possible from the pits. Dice the flesh into large pieces.2. Place the mango pieces...

  • Recipe: Green tea granita

    Recipe: Green tea granita

    Green tea granita Total time: 20 minutes, plus freezing time Servings: 4 to 6 1 quart water Juice of 1 lemon 1/2 cup sugar 4 tea bags of unsweetened and unflavored green tea 2 sprigs mint, crushed 1/2 teaspoon crushed pink peppercorns, optional 1. In a medium saucepan, combine the water, lemon...

  • Recipe: Cherry granita

    Recipe: Cherry granita

    Cherry granita Total time: 15 minutes, plus macerating and freezing times Servings: 4 to 6 2 pounds red cherries, preferably Bing 1 cup sugar 3 tablespoons orange liqueur, preferably Grand Marnier 1/4 cup cherry liqueur, such as Kirsch 1 1/2 cups water 1 teaspoon almond extract 1. Pit the cherries...

  • Recipe: Cucumber chile granita

    Recipe: Cucumber chile granita

    Cucumber chile granita Total time: 20 minutes, plus freezing time Servings: 4 to 6 2 pounds cucumber 1/3 cup lime juice 1/2 cup sugar 1 dried New Mexico chile pepper 2 dried chipotle peppers 1 teaspoon salt 1. Dice the cucumbers into 1-inch pieces; do not peel the skins. Place the pieces in a food...

  • Recipe: Rose water granita

    Recipe: Rose water granita

    Rose water granita Total time: 15 minutes, plus freezing time Servings: 6 to 8 1 (750-milliliter) bottle Prosecco 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup raspberries 1 tablespoon rose water 1. In a large bowl, stir together the Prosecco and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. 2. Into a medium bowl, push the raspberries...

  • Recipe: Olive oil gelato

    Recipe: Olive oil gelato

    Olive oil gelato 1 hour, plus refrigerating and freezing times. Serves 8 6 extra-large egg yolks 1/4 cup cornstarch 3 cups whole milk 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder 2 tablespoons light corn syrup 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup heavy whipping cream 3/4 cup finishing-quality...

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