If there is one fruit that reminds me of summer its passion fruit. Granadilla as it is commonly known. For as long as I can remember, no matter which beach a person went to in Cape Town, there would undoubtedly be an ice-cream vendor from Gatti’s Ice Cream (click here to Gatti’s website) selling delicious frozen lollies of all sorts.
I admired these vendors since they spent hours in the hot sun walking on blistering sand carrying heavily laden cooler boxes filled with an array of ice lollies. Periodically one would spot them sitting on their boxes taking a few minutes to regain their strength. Not long after that a bellowing voice would cry out again, “an ice lollie make you jolly” in true “Kaapse Klopse” fashion. Of all the different ice lollies and ice-creams like wafers, caramel krunch, mint krunch, jelly jolly and crazy pine, my favourite was fruit sherbet granadilla. The plump blob of granadilla flavoured ice was the ultimate beach indulgence leaving ones lips numb and purple from the iciness. I still love granadilla with the result I have concocted an easy fridge tart, not quite the same as an ice lollie, but the granadilla pulp certainly bring back great beach memories for me.
Ingredients you will need:
1 packet of tennis biscuits
1 – 2 tbsp. butter
1 packet of lemon jelly
1.5 cups boiled water
1 tin of condensmilk
3 small tins of granadilla pulp or 6 fresh granadillas pulped
Place the entire packet of tennis biscuits in a food processor and blitz till it resembles fine bread crumbs. Work the butter into the crumbs with fingers and once well combined, press into a greased loose based 23cm round cake tin. Place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
Mix the jelly powder with 1.5 cups of boiling water. Allow to cool completely. Once cooled, add the tin of condensmilk and granadilla pulp and mix well. Pour over tennis biscuit base and refrigerate till set. Serve as is or with ice-cream.