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Champagne granita and melon

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for champagne granita and melon from Brisbane's Crosstown Eating House.
Champagne granita and melon

Champagne granita and melon

Ben Dearnley

“Crosstown Eating House is a true Brisneyland highlight. Would you get me the secrets of Jamie Pearce’s melon and granita?”

Cheryl Parker, Ipswich, Qld

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1.Combine sugar and 250ml water in a small saucepan over medium heat, stir until sugar dissolves, remove from heat and cool completely.
2.Combine Champagne, juice, rind and sugar syrup, pour into a shallow tray and freeze, scraping with a fork every 30 minutes to form ice crystals, until completely frozen.
3.Scoop balls from melons with a melon baller, divide evenly among eight chilled 250ml-capacity glasses. Add grapes, scatter over mint, top with granita and serve immediately.

This recipe is from the January 2010 issue of .


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