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Burns Night Recipe – Dunstane Cranachan

By 21st January 2022Articles, Lifestyle, News

Burns Night Recipe – Dunstane Cranachan

With Burns Night approaching, try this delicious and traditional dessert…


Ingredients (Serves 2-3)

57G Stoats oats and 43g pinhead oats
85 ml Highland Park whisky
340g fresh raspberries
3 tbsp Highland Park whisky
3 tbsp organic raw honey from Heather Hills Farm in Perthshire
2 tsp sugar
480g Scottish whipping cream



The night before you want to make the dessert, toast 1/3 cup (2 oz) of the oats in a cast iron or very heavy pan until very lightly browned- this won’t take long, so keep a close eye, as you don’t want burnt oats. Put the oats in a bowl and cover with 1/3 cup (3 oz) of whisky. Cover and let it stand overnight to soak.

When you are ready to make the Cranachan, toast the second batch of oats, in the same way that you did the first batch. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.

Choose a few raspberries to decorate the tops and set them aside.

Crush the rest of the raspberries in a bowl, with a spatula or fork.

Sprinkle the raspberries with 2 teaspoons of sugar, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of whisky. Mix well and set aside.

Whip the cream until it starts to thicken, then add the other 2 tablespoons of honey, and 2 tablespoons of whisky. Continue to whip until stiff peaks form, then fold in the whisky-soaked oats.

At this point, you are ready to assemble the dessert, but we recommend doing this relatively close to serving time as the dessert will taste better fresh.

Place a spoonful or two of raspberries, to cover the bottom of the glass, then add some of the cream mixture.

Sprinkle the cream with some of the toasted oats, then repeat the layers. Finish with the sprinkled oats and top with a raspberry or three.

Refrigerate until ready to eat, but take them out about 20 minutes before serving, for better flavour.


Recipe kindly supplied by The Dunstane Houses

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