Leah and I are profoundly lazy people during the work week. It might have something to do with the chaotically busy nature of our work lives, or bad parenting, but what it comes down to is we let things stack up. Like dishes…
To that end we have (read; Leah has) come up with a great idea: the fewer dishes we have, the smaller the stack. So we have cut down. Two dinner plates, two salad plates, two bowls, a handful of cups and mugs and the rest went into storage. Well, not deep storage. They are close enough that we can supply service ware to guests, but they are packed far enough away that we will not go for them when we are peckish. Remember; we are lazy.
Speaking of lazy, I am bringing watermelon sorbet back around. Summer is peaking its sunny head out at us and I couldn’t resist buying a watermelon. Though I have a dark secret; I don’t like fresh watermelon. Spitting seeds is all well and good, but the texture does not work for me. I like the flavor, just not the sponge-full-of-water texture; hence making sorbet. Leah and I just turned an eight pound melon into almost two gallons of sorbet. I doubt it will last long.
This is a ratio more than a recipe, it would be cruel to send you out for an exactly eight and a half pound to make the recipe work. 10 oz is what fits in my food processor (11 cup) without spewing juice all over the kitchen, learned that the hard way…
For every 10 oz of Watermelon cut into 1 in cubes
You need 4 oz Sugar
3/4 oz Champagne Vinegar
1/2 oz Vodka, the cheap stuff will do just fine
1 tsp Salt
-Liquefy the watermelon in a food processor or blender and pass it through a strainer into a large bowl or pot*.
- When all of the melon is in the pot add all of the other ingredients and combine with a hand blender until all of the sugar is dissolved.
-Chill the mixture in the fridge for at least an hour, but over night is better.
-Churn the sorbet in your ice cream maker according to their instructions.
-Freeze your fresh sorbet in the freezer for an hour to firm up the texture… or eat it right out of the machine.
This will be consumed before it would spoil, but the flavor will be best within two weeks.
* I used a three gallon pot.