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A little something for afters...

75g pinhead oatmeal

1 tbsp soft brown sugar

250g raspberries or similar

500ml Crowdie thinned with cream

4 tbsp honey, plus a little extra to drizzle

4 tbsp whisky


1.Toast the pinhead oatmeal and brown sugar in a frying pan until lightly browned. Set aside to cool for use later.

2.Crush the raspberries (leaving a few for decoration) with a spoon.

3.Next in a bowl mix the Crowdie with the cream. The take the majority of the oatmeal, honey, and whisky and fold them into the mixture.

4.Spoon into serving dishes, top with rest of the oatmeal, add the raspberries as a garnish and drizzle with some honey and whisky.

Notes... Crowdie is a cream cheese you may not be able to find whipped cream or Mascarpone would be fine instead. Ordinary rolled oatmeal would be OK too.

Meal duais do shaothrach !

Posted at 2nd Aug 2018 - 10:40AM   Posted by Fairy Nuff   Cranachan Comments: 9

Fairy Nuff's Avatar I suppose I'd better wish Fennie a great time in Lorient, not that I'm jealous or anything! Rolling EyesWinkLaughing

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 2nd Aug 2018 at 10:43AM

Fennie's Avatar Sitting here in Bristol Airport, FN. You'll just have to join the Twinning Association. I'm sure Muriel would enjoy a trip to Lorient too.

Now the Cranachan looks wonderful - perhaps you could set us to make it in your next homework!

Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 2nd Aug 2018 at 11:00AM

Camilla's Avatar Morning All!

Apologies for not being around much recently as Fennie has mentioned I have a lot on my plate lately and we are not talking yum yum food. But gosh I could eat that delicious Cranachan FN, shall have to try that.Very Happy

26 degrees here very hot and sunny with a gentle breeze, phew !

Patch has not been very well this last week re his infection in ears will post an update when I get time on the animal forums.

Have a good day everyone.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 2nd Aug 2018 at 11:08AM

Camilla's Avatar Have a lovely few days away Fennie in the Lorient, envy envy! Lots of pics I hope on your return .

Posted by: Camilla on 2nd Aug 2018 at 11:09AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar I love the idea of a practical homework... I shall have to think about how to do that.

Have a lovely time in France and if you bump into Tristan (Le Govic) say "Hello" from Susan at the Cromarty Harp Village - not that I would expect him to remember me in the slightest. Laughing

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 2nd Aug 2018 at 02:25PM

Lampworkbeader's Avatar yum! yum! Love cranachan. If you haven't got crowdie you can make it by letting some double cream drip through a muslin bag for a few hours and using that instead.
My mother used to make crowdie. I can remember it in a muslin bag dripping over the scullery sink, but I think it was made with unpasteurised sour milk.

Posted by: Lampworkbeader on 2nd Aug 2018 at 02:32PM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar ... as I was in the middle of saying (before a two hour power cut interrupted me)...

I hope the hot weather isn't making Patch and his sore ear too grumpy or anyone else for that matter Camilla.

I'm very fond of Crowdie myself Lampie, much prefer it to cottage cheese and it's much easier to spread on oatcakes. Very Happy
I've never tried making it, it would be interesting to have a go.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 2nd Aug 2018 at 04:18PM

Faith's Avatar I think I ate this in Scotland..... so Crowdie is some sort of cheese.... will have to see if Waitrose have itLaughing

Posted by: Faith on 2nd Aug 2018 at 08:11PM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar It's like finely minced cottage cheese Faith without the big chunks. Plain Crowdie comes in pots but you also get Black Crowdie with is rolled in oats and peppercorns - I guess that would do too but I'm not to sure what the peppercorns would add to the pudding!Laughing
Actually they probably wouldn't matter that much... add a bit of a bite to it.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 3rd Aug 2018 at 07:52AM

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