Not just a Christmas dessert: Cranachan


Do you already know what dessert you would like to serve for Christmas?


How about Cranachan, a really simple delicacy made from raspberries, cream, roasted oat flakes, honey and whisky? Cranachan is quick to make and can also be prepared a day or two in advance and stored in the fridge...

I was lucky that there were so many fruits on our raspberry bush this year that we couldn't eat them all at once, so I froze a large part that I can now use.


So if you don't get any fresh raspberries, fruit from the freezer will do fine.

They might not look as nice, but that doesn't impair their taste...


serves 6


4 tbsp oat flakes

250 ml cream

40 ml honey

20 ml Whisky

500 g raspberries




  • Roast the oat flakes over low heat without fat in a small pan for about 5 minutes, then remove from heat and let cool.
  • Whip the cream until stiff, fold in the honey and whisky and stir in 2 tbsp of the roasted oat flakes.
  • Layer raspberries and cream evenly in 6 glasses, with the top layer made of cream.
  • Store in the fridge for 2 hours.
  • Decorate with remaining oat flakes and perhaps another raspberry.

Now, that's really easy, isn't it?

What dessert do you serve for Christmas?


If you try the recipe, I would love to get your feedback.

Please feel free to leave a comment below.


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