Monday, October 5, 2015

Coffee Granita

Joburg has been hit by a heatwave, and what better way to cool down than with a frozen coffee?

Coffee Granita
Serves 6 – 8 

2 cups (500 ml) strong black coffee or espresso, freshly brewed
½ cup Huletts brown sugar
1 tsp Vanilla extract
Fresh whipping cream, cold
Huletts castor sugar
Instant coffee for garnish

Dissolve the sugar in the coffee, stirring well. Add the Vanilla extract.
Pour into a large flat bowl and place in the freezer. Check on it every hour or so, and once ice crystals start to form use a fork to break them up by stirring it gently. Continue this process until it is completely frozen.
Once the granita is ready, whip the cream and sweeten to taste with castor sugar.
Scoop the coffee ice crystals into serving glasses, top with a dollop of whipped cream, sprinkle over some instant coffee and serve immediately.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Busveld Dreaming

We spent a magical week in the Madikwe Game Reserve. Going on fresh morning game drives, sipping chilled white wine and G&T's in the heat of the day, taking afternoon naps, watching the super-moon rise, chatting by fire light... an amazing weekend with family. 

Take me back!