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Almond Granita with Thermomix



Almond Granita is a classic for Sicilian breakfast or snacks! As for the Coffee Granita this one is great if served with the traditional Sicilian brioche.

The extraordinary and shocking fact is that granita was prepared since ancient times when fridge and freezer were not even thought!!! Today we take it for granted but even my grand-mother did not have a fridge and freezer. To say it all we did not even have an oven at home. To cook rice stuffed tomatoes for example we went to a baker and pay to cook them...! It seems another world, isn't it?

To prepare granita in ancient times they used the snow of the mountains (the Madonie in Sicily) that was preserved in bedstraws. Then it was washed down with syrups (almond syrup for example) and granita was ready.

Well, today is definitely simpler. What an helping hand gives our Themomix!

If you have got lots of almonds and would like to prepare a cake I suggest you prepare the Caprese Cake. Sluuuuuuuurp!

Following there are two recipes to prepare the almond granita with Thermomix sent by two followers of the Italian Facebook page of this website. (English here)


Recipe 1
by Antonella Marano


Ingredients


- 250 g Almond Paste
- 500 g Ice
- 1/2 Measuring Cup Water or Milk


How to prepare the Almond Granita


Cut almond past into pieces and put it in the bowl.

Add the other ingredients. 3/4 hits Speed Turbo.

Then 2 Min. Speed 6 to 8. Use spatula while it is mixing.


Recipe 2
by Amiano Liotta


Ingredients


- 250 g Sugar
- 100 g Almonds
- 700 g Ice
- 1/2 Measuring Cup Milk


How to prepare the Almond Granita


Put sugar in the bowl. 20 Sec. Speed 10.

Add almonds. 30 Sec. Speed 10.

Add ice and milk. 1 Min. Speed 6 using the spatula.


Other recipes to prepare the Almond Granita


http://www.stephberg.com/?p=333
http://www.ukthermomix.com/recshow.php?rec_id=84
http://fxcuisine.com/default.asp?language=2&Display=120&resolution=high (without Thermomix)


Translated from the Italian recipe
Granita di Mandorle col Bimby








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