Monday, December 17, 2012

Scottish recipes - Scottish Cranachan

Scottish Cranachan

Cranachan (Cran-a-kan)

Cranachan is a great Scottish traditional creamy dessert that is laced with whiskey (hic)

It is one of Mr Tartan Tastes favourites, he loves the combination of cream, whiskey, oatmeal, honey and raspberries, who wouldn't right?

It is easy and quick to make which I love and it tastes amazing too

Any Scotsman (or indeed Scotslady) would probably enjoy this dish on Hogmanay (New Years Eve) or Burns Night or indeed any other time you fancy

There are a variety of ways to make it, but here is how I prefer it

This dish is best served in individual dishes and this recipe will make 4

You will need

4oz/100g Oatmeal
half pint Heavy Whipping Cream
2 tbsp Whiskey or Drambuie
12oz Fresh Raspberries
Brown Sugar

  • Heat oven to 420F/215C

  • Place Oatmeal on a baking sheet and sprinkle brown sugar and drizzle honey over the top

  • Heat on top shelf for just a few minutes until lightly toasted (be careful not to burn the oatmeal)

  • In a large bowl, whisk up the cream until it is stiff and fluffy
Whipped Cream

  • Add half the raspberries, the whiskey and the toasted oatmeal to the cream, mix well
Whiskey and raspberries added
oatmeal added
Cranachan mixture

  • In your individual dishes, fill half way with the cream mixture, add a layer of fresh raspberries, then another layer of the cream mixture

  • Finish with a couple of raspberries on top with more oatmeal sprinkled over, some honey drizzled and a dash of whiskey

  • Enjoy
Scottish Cranachan

This dish is so light and full of great flavour from the whiskey and the raspberries

I am away to have another serving, is that bad? No I don't think so


Scottish word of the day Baffies - Slippers

(I hope Santa brings me baffies for Christmas)

Tuesday To Do Party



  1. Oh, I LOVE Cranachan! I wonder why I haven't had it here since we got back? Gonna have to fix that.

    Lovely photos!!

  2. Love cranachan, and finally a new year food that works well in the oz heat!

  3. Wow THAT looks tasty! I have never had Cranachan before. Ant it has whiskey too? Adding it to my newly formed 2013 to do list!

  4. I've never heard of this but it looks yummy!

  5. This looks delicious. I may have to try this. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  6. Coming to you from the Blog Hop. This dish is a new one to me. It sounds really interesting. It looks very festive.

  7. Oh, wow! This sounds fantastic! I would love for you to stop by and link this up to my weekly link party.

  8. I am Scottish, and this sounds damn amazing!

  9. Wow, my husband loves all the ingredients in this dessert, most especially the whiskey. Thanks for sharing it on foodie friday. I will pin this.

  10. Good Evening!
    You have won a spot on my Wall of Fame with this dish! Congratulations!

    I don't always just introduce the recipe, but also the lady behind it.
    So I am asking you for sending me a picture of you and a short text about you
    My email is:

    Here you can have a look at the Wall of Fame to see how it is going to look!


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