Recipe - July 29, 2007 - Joanne


Galia, Ogen, Ha'Ogen, Cantaloupe or Melon Sorbet Recipe

(Makes roughly 1 Pint)
(Note: Ogen, Haogen & Ha'Ogen melons
are also called Persian melons)

  3/4c Superfine Sugar (or baker's sugar)
  3/4c Water

  1/4 tsp salt (optional)
  3c (roughly) seeded melon with the rind removed, cut into chunks
 
Special Equipment: Blender & Ice Cream Maker*

If using an Ice Cream Maker with a cylinder make sure that the cylinder is pre-frozen. If you are able, chill uncut melon slightly before cutting.
 
Bring water and sugar to a slow boil in a non-reactive pan. When liquid turns clear remove from heat. You have made a simple syrup. We had about 1c of finished syrup. Pour liquid into a heatproof container (like a pyrex measuring cup) and cool in the fridge while preparing melon.

Finished Simple Syrup 1c

Remove seeds and rind from melon and cut into chunks. Place melon chunks in blender and pour in reserved syrup. Puree until smooth.

3c of Melon Chunks
Freeze in ice cream maker according to instructions. (For about 30 mins.) We poured the mixture directly from the blender into the ice cream maker while it was running and it preserved the emulsion making the final product creamy.

 Pour into Ice Cream Maker

After the 30 minutes or so, the sorbet will be mostly frozen but still soft. Carefully remove it without scratching the cylinder (if appropriate, our cylinder is delicate) and place in a freezer proof container. We used a metal bowl with a piece of unbleached parchment paper pressed onto the surface to prevent ice crystals from forming.

Remove finished Melon Sorbet from Ice Cream Maker
*Alternatively you can pour into a freezer-safe dish and freeze, stirring every 30 mins or so to make Granita.
 
If your melon is very sweet, feel free to cut back on the sugar. Pour less syrup into the blender than the 1c which the recipe makes. You could also just make less simple syrup by using 1/2c each of water and sugar.
Melon Ogen or Ha'Ogen
Melon Sorbet - Cantaloupe, Ogen, Galia or Melon Sorbet
Superfine or Baker's Sugar
Trent pouring water over sugar
Boil Sugar with Water to melt it and make simple syrup
Remove Rind and Seeds from Melon
Chunks of Melon
Pureed Melon and Simple Syrup
Watching the Ice Cream Maker



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