The frozen pomegranate juice produced on Kea had inspired me to make a granita/sorbet adding syrup scented with the rose geranium leaves from our garden.
The other day I came upon a couple of small jars of Rose Petal Jam that I had made a few seasons ago, and totally forgot.
Tasting them I found that they were still nicely fragrant, although their color had darkened somewhat. ‘Why don’t I use them, together with pomegranate juice, to make a rose-scented granita,’ I thought, and so this one was created.
You may need to add some good quality rose water, depending on the fragrance of the rose petal jam you use.
Our friends and guests loved this very fragrant granita, so here is my very simple basic recipe. You can adapt it depending on how sweet or tangy you prefer your desserts.
Serves 8-12 (more…)