Cranachan is a traditional Scottish dessert made with whipped cream, raspberries, rolled oats and whisky.

In this recipe, the oats are made into a nougatine before being incorporated into the cream.
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Last modified on: October 13th 2013

For 4 people, you will need:

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Stage 1 - 4 min.
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Put 150 g raspberries into a bowl, sprinkle 2 tablespoons caster sugar and 2 tablespoons whisky over then set aside.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
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Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C).

Spread 100 g rolled oats out on a baking sheet, sprinkle with 4 tablespoons caster sugar and put in the oven.

Stage 3 - 15 min.
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Leave the sugar to caramelize in the oven to make the oat nougatine.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
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When this is golden brown, remove from the oven and break up into coarse crumbs.

Set aside.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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Begin assembling the dessert: put a layer of Chantilly (whipped cream) in the bottom of each glass.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
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Add a layer of raspberries and scatter some nougatine on top.

Stage 7 - 7 min.
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Repeat this operation, finishing with a layer of whipped cream. Decorate with a raspberry and a pinch of nougatine.

Prepare some hot whisky with honey by melting 100 ml honey in 200 ml whisky (preferably Scottish) over low heat.

Serve immediately.

And to drink?

A small glass of whisky with honey.


Should be served immediately.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,633 Kcal or 11,024 Kj22 gr193 gr136 gr
132 %8 %18 %21 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
303 Kcal or 1,269 Kj2 gr22 gr16 gr
15 %1 %2 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
658 Kcal or 2,755 Kj5 gr48 gr34 gr
33 %2 %5 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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After Nick Nairn.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Chantilly creamChantilly cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Strawberry Charlotte, Peach Melba, Warm apple feuillantines, Ice-cream Vacherin, Viennese chocolate cups, ... All
RaspberriesRaspberries: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Raspberry sorbet, Framboisier, Half-cooked chocolate cake with raspberry coulis, Raspberry muffins, Raspberry tart, ... All
Rolled oatsRolled oats: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Oat shortbread biscuits, Moist cereal bars, Granola, Chocolate cereal bars, Oatmeal cake, ... All
HoneyHoney: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Nonettes, Amandier (gluten-free almond cake), Panettone, Hazelnut and orange cake, Gingerbread, ... All

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