Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Cranachan GF SCD


Cranachan is a traditional Scottish dessert originally made with Crowdie (a type of cream cheese), toasted oatmeal, honey and whiskey. Raspberries were added in the Summer months as they became available. These days it tends to be made with cream and has become quite a luxurious dessert. 

This recipe, however, is a much lighter version of the modern recipe and can be eaten as a breakfast dish as well as a dessert. I used my grain and tree nut free crunchy cereal recipe instead of the oatmeal and there's no need for any extra added sweetener. So remember to make the cereal before assembling the dish.


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f you're following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet make the yogurt 48 hours before making this recipe. To make it extra special you can use yogurt cream and fold 3 to 4 tablespoons of whiskey into the cream with the raspberries.

Cranachan is assembled immediately before serving so the cereal remains crunchy. Gather your ingredients into bowls and mix just before serving.


Cranachan GF SCD

600 ml yogurt/yogurt cream or dairy free yogurt/cream
400 g raspberries
75 g Crunchy Cereal made beforehand
3 or 4 tblsps whiskey (optional)
sprig of mint to garnish (optional)

Crush the cereal into small pieces and place the ingredients into separate bowls.


Mix the cereal into the yogurt and carefully fold in the raspberries leaving a few on one side to pile on top.


Spoon into glasses and top with the spare raspberries.



and more raspberries..


Serve immediately.



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10 comments:

  1. Vicky this is delicious treat I would love to taste the cream cheese you mentioned the recipe. It is beautiful dessert too.

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    1. Swathi, Thank you - I have't tasted the Scottish cream cheese either but with yogurt or coconut yogurt it really is amazing!

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  2. It's lovely to see a version of this classic dessert that is healthier and suitable for special diets, Vicky. Your Cranachan looks gorgeous, so pretty with the raspberries!

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    1. Thank you April, aren't the raspberries beautiful this year? I can't get over how sweet and juicy they are!

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  3. Mmm, those raspberries are making my mouth water!! Thank you for creating this healthy dessert! I can't wait to try it out! And your photos are amazing!!

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    1. Thank you Leah, The raspberries in the UK this year are amazing, must be all the bad weather we had this Winter, it's thoroughly soaked the ground! I'm still a learner with the photography but I'm getting better - thank you for the lovely comment!

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  4. Yum! I've vaguely heard of Cranachan but never tried it. I've just got back from a trip to Edinburgh so perhaps I should carry on the Scottish feeling and make this :)I love the look of your homemade seedy cereal.

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    1. Hi Emma - it's a while since I was in Edinburgh, I must make it up there again soon, such a lovely city! The cereal is a bit addictive and very easy to make, I hope you try it someday!

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  5. It looks so appealing, Vicky. I bet it's delicious! And you taught me a new food term. :-)

    xo,
    Shirley

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    1. Thank you Shirley it really is lovely - and was the term "Crowdie" or was it "soggy" :)

      Hope all is good with you xo

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