Coffee granita + 1st blogiversary!

By | August 8, 2012

It’s been exactly one year since I officially welcomed all of you to More Quiche, Please. And hasn’t it been fun? I’ve shared nearly 200 recipes that now make up a recipe index with 45 categories, held three giveaways, and developed a Facebook presence.

Things are looking a lot prettier around here, too. (Remember these ugly things?) Let’s just say I’ve since learned the value of good lighting, proper framing, styling props, garnishes, and photo editing. And it can only get better.

Speaking of fun, want to see some stats from the first year?

But about the granita.

I went back and forth over what would be good enough to share for the blogiversary. I thought about what would be fun, festive, celebratory, special…there were lots of ideas, but nothing quite made the cut. I just wasn’t excited enough about them.

It took a glorious coffee granita piled high with freshly whipped cream and chocolate shavings to really get me excited.

We’ve done homemade iced coffee and its cousin, the iced coffee milkshake. And no, this is not the same thing. The flavor of the coffee comes through most strongly in the granita — and because it’s coffee enhanced with iced coffee and vanilla sugar, it’s even better. (Tell me that makes sense, the coffee enhanced with iced coffee. Just say it.)

Oh…but it might melt a little if you take it outside. Which you probably won’t, unless you’re photographing it.

The part that makes this melt-able is kind of its best feature, though. A granita is a granita because of its texture — those endless (coffee) crystals that fall just short of ice.

Making a granita is like waking up your drink every time it starts to fall asleep. It’s like messing up its hair, over and over again. And the poor coffee just can’t do anything about it. Except turn into a granita, which is the most refreshing thing ever on a hot summer day.

And that it does to perfection.

Thank you for reading, commenting, Facebook-liking, emailing, and bookmarking in More Quiche, Please’s first year. Looking forward to an even better second one!


1 Comment

Miriam @ Overtime Cook on August 8, 2012 at 8:46 pm.

Congrats on a year!! I didn’t know what we started so close together!

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