Start by toasting the oatmeal. Place a pan over a medium heat and add the oatmeal. Keep moving the oatmeal around the pan, you want it to toast but not burn. You will know it is ready when the oatmeal starts to smell nutty. Take it off the heat and set it aside.
Place 225g of the raspberries in a bowl and crush them up to form a rough puree. Set aside.
Pour the double cream into a bowl and whisk to form soft peaks. Add the honey and the whisky and whisk again, taking care not to over-whisk the cream. At this point taste the cream and add in a little more honey or whisky if desired.
Gently stir the toasted oatmeal through the cream, leaving some aside to sprinkle over the top of the finished dessert.
Now layer up the dessert into glasses. Start with some of the crushed raspberry and follow with a layer of the sweetened cream. Continue layering the dessert, finishing with the cream on top.
Garnish the dessert with the remaining raspberries and sprinkle over some of the toasted oatmeal. Place the desserts in the fridge until you are ready to serve.
Scottish raspberries are know for their sweetness, therefore no additional sugar is needed to sweeten them up. If your raspberries taste a little sour, you can add 1tsp of icing sugar to the raspberry puree to sweeten it up.The raspberry puree in this recipe is a rough puree, which adds texture to this creamy dessert. If you prefer a smoother puree you can pass the crushed raspberries through a sieve.Pinhead oatmeal is traditionally used in this dessert, however you can substitute with medium oatmeal or rolled oats if you prefer. Just be aware that the these oats will soften more than the pinhead variety when layered with the cream and will not have the same crunch.Heather honey is traditionally used in Cranachan but can be substituted with other honey. Use what is available to you.
Traditional Scottish Cranachan
Amount Per Serving
Calories 391Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Vitamin A 1123IU22%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
• Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only •
Course : Dessert
Cuisine : Scottish
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