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  1. Simply Life

    oh this looks so refreshing!

  2. Agnes

    How are we BFFs? You are ten thousand kinds of strange. 😉 (But I still love you.)

    Nice photos btw!

  3. Cindy

    Lovely! I’ve never, ever understood the Christmas pudding thing. This is much more my kinda dessert for this time of year.

  4. Ashley@TheHungryScholar

    You are never odd 🙂

    I would love that instead of pudding. Looks so refreshing after the copious amounts of Throat Coat tea I have been drinking.

  5. Leah

    What an awesome idea! Love granita, and absolutely hate christmas pudding, blagh!
    I do the same thing when my mum serves pudding, i drown it in custard just to get my sweet tooth fix haha!

  6. whisperinggums

    And then there are the sensible ones among us who like Christmas Pudding (with or without custard, cream, hard sauce, brandy sauce) AND other scrumptious desserts like Raspberry Granita. You can have Raspberry Granita any time of the year but you can only have Christmas Pudding at, well, Christmas.

  7. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Hehe Mr NQN always gets the Christmas cake and Christmas pudding as my family can’t stand the stuff. I find it ok but not really worth the calories 😛 This however totally is and it’s healthy too! Right? 😉

  8. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    This looks stunningly delicious! I thought that your mum really did say that until you said where the quote was from – I was pleased to think that you spoke that way in your family 🙂 Good tip about eating the seeds!
    Heidi xo

    1. whisperinggums

      Oh, of course we speak that way. She was just joking about LOTR! LOL.

  9. Monique

    I LOVE granitas and have always wanted to try one myself 🙂 You’ve inspired me!!

  10. Kath Lockett

    That looks utterly delicious and sorta just what I need after spending the afternoon gardening….

    …for the first time in SIX MONTHS I might add!

  11. Helen (grabyourfork)

    I used to hate fruit cake but now I can’t get enough of the stuff. Having said that I would like fruit cake and your granita. Possibly at the same time. lol.

  12. Libby

    Oh eff yes!

    I don’t mind a bit of panettone, but I can’t stand Christmas pudding. This raspberry granita is a MUCH better alternative. And the good thing about it too is that you don’t even have to wait until Christmas to consume it 🙂

  13. theresa

    We’ve just had a stinky, humid day in Townsville (with a dark, rainy hour in the middle, but I’ll ignore that for now), and that granita would be utterly perfect. Probably pretty good in the heat I’ve heard about in Canberra, too. Though, I’ll let you in on a little secret – when I was in Canberra a few Januaries ago and it was 38 degrees, I hung out outside of airconditioning, and slept under a doona. It was really wonderful after the mere 34 degrees of Townsville, but with a killer 80% humidity. So I’m kind of jealous of your dry heat, as well as of your granita.

    And in addition to that oversharing, I have a question… couldn’t you make christmas pudding with*out* mixed peel?

  14. Anna Johnston

    Woweee Kazowee.., now that says summer in Australia. Nice one 🙂 Love a good Granita & you’ve hit the nail on the head with its secrets….. boil the blizzes out of it first…, which you did & it was awesome. Excellent 🙂

  15. hungryandfrozen

    If I ever make coulis or something that needs straining, I always eat the seeds. Not only does it seem so very wasteful to biff them, you’re right that they’re delicious!
    Love the look of this granita, even though I never made it through LOTR it doesn’t suffer for any lack of literary context. Raspberries and mint is a stunning combo, much better on a hot antipodean Christmas than the traditional pudding!

  16. Louise

    Rank me up there with the Christmas pudding nay-sayers of the world. God awful stuff. Blech. But YAY to raspberry granita. Home made granitas and icecreams are usually simple and totally delicious, and everyone thinks you’re too clever, and supremely dedicated for going to such toilings on their behalf- when it’s really all too easy. And why is it that I’ve always thrown out the raspberry seeds? And never even considered eating them? D’Oh. Have great urge to make something raspberry…..

  17. Trissa

    Hi Hannah

    Granita would have been perfect for New Year’s in SYdney. It was so humid – this dish would have been gladly welcomed at my home! Wishing you the best in 2011! PS Can’t wait to hear about the three dishes that would have made the top 10…

  18. Alexis @ There She Goes

    That looks sooo good. Also, as I was told as a sixteen year old, after my mom found a vodka bottle frozen solid in the freezer, LIQUOR DON’T FREEZE!

  19. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    my oh my – this looks STUNNING! I think it would have made the perfect Xmas dessert!!!

  20. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)

    I loved Little House on the Prairie! I thought my parents gave my books away, but I just discovered them in the garage. I want to re-read them 🙂

  21. Evan Thomas

    This sounds SO refreshing. I love anything raspberry. I bet this would be perfect with some dark chocolate in it, too.

  22. Iron Chef Shellie

    mmmmm deeelicious! Shall have to give it a whirl!

  23. Ladybird

    Raspberry sorbet/granita is so wonderfully refreshing and is so yummy, I could eat it every day! Yours looks absolutely lovely 🙂

  24. Jennifer

    Perfect after a big lunch!…Now how to make chocolate granita??

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  26. Johanna GGG

    hurrumph! I speak on behalf of pudding lovers – you can love pudding and raspberries too – it is not either or!!! Having made that clear, that raspberry granita looks delicious and I would have been more tempted by this than all the other pudding alternatives at our Christmas – it would be a lovely cleanse after some rich dark pudding – just the sort that Bilbo Baggins would appreciate

  27. Fiona

    Wish I had this as a option!

  28. Julia @ Boredom Abounds

    Ooh, that granita sounds so refreshing! I’m not a fan of Christmas pudding either, and this sounds like a delicious alternative.

  29. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    We can add another item to our “Why We’re Soul Sisters” list – I LOOOOVE berry seeds, raspberry and blackberry in particular. I used to make rb and bb jam sometimes when I had a day with nothing to do…I always meant to make pretty labels declaring it “Amber’s Seedy Jam,” but I never did. Oh, and at 105degrees, when Russell made a raspberry coulis, everyone thought I was nutty for asking if I could eat the seeds from the strainer afterward. But no, not nutty, my friends…seedy. (Or perhaps all of the above.) Oh yes.

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