Scottish Cranachan


Scottish Cranachan
This traditional Scottish dessert is sure to become a family favourite.

Scottish Cranachan, pronounced CRA-neh-kin, is a quick and easy dessert that has layers of toasted oatmeal, fresh raspberries, whipped cream, whisky and honey. We have added fresh blackberries and brown sugar to the raspberries to make a fruit puree, adding another layer of flavour to this traditional Scottish Cranachan.  Perfect to serve at a celebration.

Scottish Cranachan Recipe

Serves 3-4


3 tbsp organic oatmeal

250g fresh raspberries

250g fresh blackberries

2 tsp brown sugar

350ml double cream

2 tbsp Scotch whisky, plus 1⁄2 tsp extra

3 tbsp heather or Manuka honey


Spread oatmeal on a baking tray and grill until it smells rich and nutty. It won’t darken quickly, so use your sense of smell to guide you. Cool the oatmeal.

To make raspberry and blackberry puree, crush half the berries and push through sieve. Sweeten to taste with brown sugar.

Whisk double cream until just set. Stir in whisky and set aside. Add honey to oatmeal along with 1⁄2 teaspoon whisky.

Alternate layers of puree, berries, oatmeal mix and cream in 4 serving glasses. Put final layer of berries, oatmeal and puree on top.

Chill slightly before serving.


Smart Tip:

If berries aren’t your thing, why not make porridge with apple and cinnamon?


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