I first became “intrigued” with Chianti after watching the famous scene (see the YOUTUBE clip below) from ‘Silence of the Lambs’ where Anthony Hopkins (who played the psycho cannibal Dr Hannibal Lecter) said to Jodie Foster, “A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice CHIANTI”. I can now see why Dr Lecter likes his Chianti …. yes, I am only talking about the Chianti!
*400ml good quality Chianti (see my GLOSSARY post on CHIANTI)
*100g caster sugar
*½ tbsp liquid glucose
*2 strips lemon rind
200g frozen raspberries
Good quality vanilla ice cream – to serve
Place all the * ingredients in a small stainless saucepan and simmer over high heat for 4 mins. Cool slightly and strain through a fine sieve into a shallow 30cm x 15cm dish. Scatter over raspberries.
Freeze for 4 to 6 hours then use a fork to break up the granita. Return dish to the freezer until ready to serve. Keeps well in the freezer for up to a week.