Thursday, March 5, 2020

Scottish Crachanan @LucyBurdette #recipe

LUCY BURDETTE: Scottish Cranachan was one of the signature desserts we ate in Scotland last summer, along with sticky toffee pudding. (Hayley Snow is experiencing both of these in the chapter I'm writing this week.) It’s so easy and yet so fancy looking—you could even make it for a dinner party. And yes, this will be found in Key West food critic mystery #11, for which I still don't have a title.


3 /tbsp rolled oats
Pint fresh raspberries 
1 cup heavy cream or whipping cream
1 to 3 tablespoon Scotch whiskey
2 tablespoons honey 

Toast the oats in a pan (no oil needed) until beginning to brown. (Watch carefully so they don’t burn.)

Whip the cream until almost thick, then add the honey and whiskey—to taste. I used one tablespoon of whiskey and we agreed it could have used more. Fold the toasted oats into the cream.

Alternate layers of cream and fruit in a tall glass, ending with a dollop of cream. Refrigerate until ready to serve. This amount makes 4 smaller servings or 3 large. Can be doubled or tripled as needed!

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Lucy Burdette writes the Key West food critic mystery series, featuring fiesty food critic Hayley Snow. Number 9, A DEADLY FEAST, is in stores and online everywhere. THE KEY LIME CRIME will be published next summer. Early reviews are rolling in...

"Hayley and Nathan make an appealing pair, and the food descriptions and Key West atmosphere are equally enticing—a sure bet to draw readers of foodie mysteries."


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  1. After our trip to Scotland several years ago I looked up recipes for cranachan too. So easy to make and yummy!

    1. Yes soooo easy, and yet delicious and brings back the best memories!

  2. This looks awesome. Have to try. Thanks for posting.
    Karen Halsey

  3. So simple and so tasty.