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[mass noun] A Scottish dessert made with whipped cream, whisky, oatmeal, honey, and raspberries:‘celebrate Burns' night with a traditional Scottish meal, including haggis, neeps and tatties, and cranachan’
- ‘An average raspberry cranachan and an over-firm pannacotta suggest that desserts are not the kitchen's key priority.’
- ‘Sherry, brandy, and Marsala add flavour and an alcoholic kick to creamy puddings such as trifle, syllabub, cranachan, and zabaglione.’
- ‘It was time to move on to the final stage of this thoroughly enjoyable gastronomic voyage of discovery: an iced cranachan with Drambuie sauce.’
- ‘Eat some cranachan and then go for an hour's walk, like our grandparents would have done.’
- ‘Continuing the Scottish theme of the evening, the meal emphasised Scottishness, with haggis, scallops, salmon, black pudding and cranachan.’
- ‘Cranachan is classically made with toasted oatmeal, cream, crowdie, heather honey and berries.’
- ‘The results revealed that our three favourite foods are cranachan with raspberries, Aberdeen Angus beef and smoked salmon.’
- ‘For dessert, cranachan (made from porridge oats, double cream, whisky and honey) or Typsy Laird (sherry trifle) are customary.’
- ‘The cranachan arrives in a rather swish cardboard pot of the type that luxury ice-cream is more normally found in.’
1940s: from Scottish Gaelic crannachan.
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