This recipe is from
our Scottish friends John and Elizabeth Smith
Here is a popular Scottish dessert
for Christmas that is easy and quick called Cranachan and there are many variations and names such as Cream Crowdie
oz (half cup) coarse oatmeal
1/2 pint double cream
Toast the oatmeal in a frying pan on high heat until lightly brown. Whisk the cream into a soft consistency
and mix in the oatmeal and Drambuie (alternatively, use a few drops vanilla essence or other flavouring of your choice).
Serve in tall glasses.
A popular variation is to mix in 6 oz (1 1/2 cups) of fresh raspberries.
Or use vanilla ice cream instead of cream.
This is another recipe which originated in Dundee where almonds (the basis of marzipan) were sweeties (candies) are
simple to make and do not involve any cooking at all!
whole dates from which the stones have been removed
8 oz. marzipan
4 oz. caster (fine granulated sugar)
Knead the marzipan until it is warm and soft. Take a small piece of marzipan (the amount will vary on your
liking) and shape it into a roll slightly shorter than the length of the date. Open the date with a knife, insert the
marzipan and close over again. Roll the filled date in the caster (sugar) and lay it on a separate plate. Repeat
until the marzipan is finished. Place the Marzipan Dates in small paper cases and store in an airtight container.
These would be a great small gift
for any occasion.