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This week's recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen

September 2, 2011 |  2:57 pm

Rose water granita

This week's cover story is all about the wonderful simplicity of ice-cold granita:

A lightly sweetened liquid — wine, juice, even coffee — is frozen, agitated periodically to keep it from freezing solid, then shaved into ice crystals or grains (hence the name) before serving. It's perfect as a palate cleanser between courses, served at the end of the meal as a light dessert or dished up as a quick sweet — or savory — snack.

No special equipment. No hard labor. And the payoff is amazing. Perfect for summer!

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-- Noelle Carter
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Photo: Rose water granita. Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

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