Hot Texas Summer is here.One of our favorite summer time activity is to read books.So we are taking advantage of our local library and checking out the books by the bagful in no particular order.
We read the story of John Chapman,American Pioneer who became the legend,better known as Johnny Appleseed.If you are like me who did not grew up with the tales of Johnny Appleseed,let me tell you about him in few lines.John Chapman set out to explore the woods of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois at young age.It was the time of revolutionary war and turmoil in American history.As he made his way around the woods,he planted the seeds of apple along the way,which grew up into beautiful delicious apple orchard with time and was plentiful for passing by settlers.
As fascinating as the story is,we thought now we got to do something with those apples sitting in my refrigerator staring at me.Though i am pretty sure,apples i used didn’t come from one of those Johnny Appleseed orchard,much to my dismay but granita still tasted pretty good to us.
‘Granita’ is an Italian semi frozen dessert.I never had one but i watched it on Food Network and remember host saying that ‘granita’ made out of ‘applesauce’ is one of the favourite dessert for her kids.Crystals sort of resembled like snowcones.So i set out to make it out for my kids.
I could have used the store bought applesauce but i preferred to make my own.This is how it all went down..
You can use store bought applesauce.In that case,start from step 4.
I fluffed up every 45 mins after it froze for first time.