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  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Cranachan is a traditional Scottish dessert made from raspberries, cream, oatmeal and honey. It's often served on Burns Night.


  • 50g(2oz) medium oatmeal
  • 300ml (10fl oz) double cream
  • 3tbsp heather honey
  • 6tbsp Scotch whisky
  • 340g (12oz) fresh raspberries

Top tip: For a kids' version of Cranachan, swap the whisky for orange juice.


  1. Toast the oatmeal under the grill, turning occasionally, until golden brown. Allow to cool.
  2. Whip the cream until it holds its shape, then fold in the oatmeal, honey and whisky.
  3. Layer the cream mixture with the raspberries in four glass pots, finishing with a few raspberries and some extra oatmeal.
  4. These will sit happily in the fridge for a few hours - just bring the Cranachan out 30 mins before you need them.

Nutritional information per portion

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  • Calories 526(kcal)
  • Fat 42.0g
  • Saturates 25.0g
  • Sugars 13.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Jolene goodtoknow Editor

Happy Burns Night everyone. I'm going to make Cranachan tonight to celebrate

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