I tried a number of different ways to make a frozen, refreshing strawberry dessert. After a few disasters, this is what I came up with. Trust me, it wasn’t rocket science in the end.
The only ingredient in this dish is … strawberries! In which case I think it’s vital you find the sweetest, most luscious strawberries you can.
Tip the strawberries into a blender or food processor and whiz to a smooth purée (or use a hand-held blender).
Pour into a rectangular container and freeze.
Every few hours, remove from the freezer and beat lightly with a fork to mix in the frozen crystals.
By the time it is frozen firm, the granita should be quite granular with small, icy crystals.
Remove from the freezer 10–15 minutes before serving. It looks best served in glasses or round glass bowls.