Black cherry granita

INGREDIENTS
  • black cherries 300g very ripe, pitted
  • caster sugar 100g, plus extra to taste
  • cherry brandy 1-2 tbsp, optional

DIRECTIONS
STEP 1
Put the cherries into a large pan with 300ml water and the sugar.
STEP 2
Cook gently for 10-15 minutes until the cherries have softened completely.
STEP 3
Whizz in a food processor or blender, then push through a sieve (taste and add a little more sugar if needed).
STEP 4
Stir in the cherry brandy, if using. Pour into a large baking dish and freeze for an hour.
STEP 5
Use a fork to scrape the frozen edges into the middle then freeze again.
STEP 6
Repeat 2 or 3 times at hourly intervals until the granita has set. Serve in small glasses.
Made on
Tilda