Burns Night Cranachan Recipe!

If you didn’t already know, tonight is Burns Night. Traditionally this is a day to celebrate the life and poetry of the famous Scottish poet Robert Burns who was born on this day. While we’re not massive followers of the tradition, my last Scottish relative being born in the late 18th century, we certainly enjoy the traditional foods that are eaten on this night. So in honour of Robert Burns and Burns Night itself I thought we’d bring you our favourite Cranachan Recipe. Cranachan is one of several desserts traditionally eaten on this day.

What You’ll Need

75g (2 3/4oz) Oatmeal

30g (1oz) Sugar

3 Tbsp Whisky (for a child friendly version substitute with Orange Juice)

4 Tbsp Honey

300g (10 1/2oz) Raspberries

500ml (1lb 2floz) Double Cream


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180C/ 350F/ Gas Mark 4. Mix the Oatmeal and sugar together and spread out evenly on a baking tray. Cook for 5-8 minutes, stir at least twice to ensure even browning without burning.

Step 2

Put the double cream into a large mixing bowl and whip until firm.

Step 3

Add the Oatmeal, Honey and Whisky (or Orange juice if making the non alcoholic version) to the cream and gently fold in to combine.

Step 4

Now the fun part! In a glass pot spoon in a layer of the cream mixture and then a layer of the raspberries. Keep layering like this until your pots are full.

Sit back and enjoy your delicious Cranachan!


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