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Traditionally Cranachan (apparently pronounced Krana-can) is a Scottish dish that is generally made with local or seasonal ingredients. This indulgent dessert used to be eaten during the time of harvest.

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Cranachan is now prepared for special occasions such as weddings and when celebrating Burns night held each year in late January.

Picture by Werner Van Peppen

Serves 2

4 tbsp oatmeal
150ml double cream, whipped
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp whisky
1 ripe mango, peeled and chopped into small pieces


Place the oatmeal in a dry pan and toast the flakes on a medium heat, until they are lightly browned. This should take about 10-15 minutes. Set aside and leave to cool.

Whisk the cream until it is just stiff. Stir in the honey, whisky and oatmeal. Then fold in the mango. Cover and place in the refrigerator for half an hour and serve chilled.


You can replace the mango with seasonal raspberries.

(c) 2012

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