If you are looking for a non-everyday dessert and also like oatmeal and whiskey, then the Scottish Cranachan is exactly the right thing. Because the taste of this dessert is mainly characterized by the aromatic interplay of honey, Scottish whisky and roasted oat flakes.
The good thing about this dessert, besides its grandiose taste? It’s quick and easy to prepare and has just a short list of ingredients. The traditional Scottish dessert Cranachan, also known as Cream Crowdie, consists only of whipped cream, roasted oatmeal, raspberries, honey and Scotch single malt whisky.
For my Cranachan I’ve used the single malt Scotch whiskey “The Major’s Reserve” from the Destiliere Glent Grant. This whisky has a very soft aroma with light fruit notes and is perfect for this dessert. But of course you can use any other whisky. It should only be Scottish.
If you want to prepare the dessert with another whiskey, carryfully approach to the right dosage. The whiskey should only to be perceived in the background and never completely overlay the other flavors. For the case that the dosage is too high, simply reduce it with some additional cream.
For 6 servings
- 350 grams of raspberries, fresh
- 300 grams of whipped cream
- 100 grams of oat flakes
- 6 tablespoons of honey, liquid
- 2 tablespoons of Glen Grant The Major’s Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- First, roast the oat flakes in a pan until get get colored.
- Then remove the flakes from the pan, set aside and allow to cool down.
- Retain about 2 teaspoons of the roasted oat flakes for decoration.
- Now whip the cream with the hand mixer.
- Then fold honey, whisky and the roasted oatmeal in the whipped cream.
- Mash 200 grams of raspberries and quickly fold in the cream. Important: When mashing, keep some of the raspberries intact.
- Spread a few of the remaining raspberries on the bottom of each glas.
- Now spread the cream on the raspberries, put some raspberries in between and cover again with cream.
- Finally, garnish with a raspberry.
- For blending well, just put it at a cool place for a few hours.
|Cooking time||5 minutes|
|Calories||315 kcals per serving|
|Carbohydrates||35 grams per serving|
|Eiweiss||7 grams per serving|
|Fett||12 grams per serving|
|Alcohol||5 grams per serving|