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Balsamic and Strawberry Granita
Makes 12


Step 1
In a small saucepan, simmer sugar, basil stems and 1 cup (250 mL) water over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Let cool. Meanwhile, set aside 6 strawberries and 12 small basil leaves for garnish.

Step 2
Remove basil stems from the cooled sugar syrup and pour syrup into a blender. Add basil leaves, strawberries and vinegar and blend until smooth.

Step 3
Strain out seeds and pulp, pour into a shallow metal pan and freeze. Every 30 min. stir and scrape the mixture with a fork, repeating 5 to 6 times until it has frozen into crystals. Scoop into bowls and garnish with reserved basil leaves and strawberries.

1/3 cup (75 mL) sugar
6 sprigs basil, leaves and stalks separated
1 lb (500 g) strawberries, stemmed and hulled
1/4 cup (60 mL) balsamic vinegar